Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (second from left) with Minister of State Joe McHugh, Donegal county senior engineer John McLaughlin and council foreman Edward Ruddy when he visited workers at sites of destruction in Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accepted that funding will have to be increased in future to prevent major flooding events such as this week’s flash floods(...)