Sligo County Council issue almost 80 fines for illegal dumping in 2017/2018

Sligo County Council has issued almost 80 fines for illegal dumping in the county in just over a year.

44 fines were issued in the Sligo Town area, while seven fines each were handed out in the Tubbercurry area, the Mullaghmore/Cliffoney area, and in the Collooney/Ballinacarrow areas.

Four people were fined for offences in Enniscrone/Easkey/Dromard areas as well as four more in Riverstown/Ballinafad/Geevagh areas.

Three fines were issued for dumping in Monasterden in South Sligo and just one in Strandhill.

The figures were given by the council in response to a query from Ocean FM News.

The Mayor of Sligo, Fine Gael Councillor Hubert Keaney says illegal dumping is a major concern for the county council: