Local Councillor backs calls for tougher measures to combat illegal dumping

The chairperson of the Manorhamilton MD of Leitrim County Council has backed calls for tougher legislation when it comes  to preventing illegal dumping.


The former Environment Minister Denis Naughten says legislation on stopping illegal dumping isn’t being used properly.


It comes following claims that some local authorities is being inundated with calls about fly tipping.


Independent TD Denis Naughten says measures such as the sizing of vehicles of those caught in the act should be used.


Cllr. Sean Mc Dermott says action needs to be taken against those responsible for illegal dumping