Army helped get HSE staff in Kilkenny to work during height of #Ophelia

A further 21 Army personnel and two vehicles have been deployed to Kilkenny to support the local authorities there...

Darren Hassett

Reporter:

Darren Hassett

Email:

darren.hassett@kilkennypeople.ie

Army helped get HSE staff in Kilkenny to work during height of #Ophelia

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia approaching Ireland

Some 12 Defence Forces personnel and five vehicles were deployed yesterday (Monday) to assist with the transportation of HSE staff to their workplace in Kilkenny and also to clear routes between Kenmare and Tralee.

Defence Forces personnel, vehicles and equipment remain on standby to support local authorities and our communities if requested.

The Defence Forces have deployed 25 Army and Air Corps personnel, along with two vehicles and two helicopters, this Tuesday morning in support of the national response to Storm Ophelia.

21 Army personnel and two vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Battalion have been deployed to Kilkenny to support the local authorities there in their response to Storm Ophelia.

The Army personnel deployed will be assisting in road clearance and mobility tasks.

The Defence Forces have also deployed two Air Corps EC 135 helicopters to assist ESB Networks in conducting aerial recces of power lines in the Midlands and South West.