Helicopters tackling Galway blaze

Fire-fighters are using a number of helicopters to battle a fire in the country’s biggest forest.

The blaze in Cloosh Valley in Connemara has already destroyed a quarter of the trees there.

More than 20 active forest fires are causing damage to Coillte properties around the country.

Ciaran Fallon, Communications Director with Coillte, says they’re using helicopters to dump water on the fires.