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The issue of illegal dumping continues to impact the tourism potential of County Sligo.   That’s according to a Sligo Councillor who this week reported incidents of fly tipping to the litter warden.   Independent Councillor Marie Casserly has welcomed the fact that local authorities will soon be given powers…

A Leitrim Councillor says a new anti litter bill has the potential to finally end a pandemic that has destroyed large parts of the countryside.   New measures aimed at cracking down on illegal dumping could be on the way as a bill is due to come before the Seanad.…

CCTV footage and drones could be used to tackle illegal dumping under new proposals.   The government has agreed to the general scheme of the Circular Economy Bill which includes provisions for footage to be used under GDPR rules.   Such methods have not been allowed to prosecute people since…

A local Labour Party representative is backing calls to change the law so CCTV can be used to tackle illegal dumping. Security cameras have been used as a deterrent in the past, however, concerns have been raised more recently around data protection under GDPR rules. Nessa Cosgrove says 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…

A Donegal councillor is calling for a major rethink in policy when it comes to dealing with illegal dumping. Illegal dumping remains a problem throughout the region but has been particularly bad in some areas during and after the Christmas period, particularly around bottle banks. Bundoran-based Sinn Fein Councillor Michael…