Government cash to tackle increase in illegal dumping

The news that the government will be ring-fencing one million euro from the Anti Dumping Initiative to tackle an increase of illegal dumping during the crisis has been welcomed locally.

Some Local Authorities ae reporting an increase of between 25 and 30 per cent in dumping in recent weeks.

Ballymote Tubbercurry Fine Gael Councillor Dara Mulvey says that with illegally dumped rubbish now being burned at scenic sites, this funding will be used to track down those responsible.