Council Will ‘Endeavour’ To Take Steps To Tackle Illegal Dumping In And Around Ennis

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Clare County Council says it will endeavour to replenish signage relating to illegal dumping.

It comes amid concern over flytipping on a number of approach roads into Ennis.

The local authority has been called on to review the number of signs that are visible on roads and replenish signs that broken or have been removed.



It comes amid concern over a rise in flytipping on a number of approach roads to Ennis, which Barefield Independent Councillor Ann Norton says is hazardous, particularly on, or near farmland.

At this month’s meeting of the Ennis Municpal District, Councillor Norton highlighted the fact that illegal dumping is a crime that can result in prosecution.

She believes increased signage can make a difference, but she’s also calling on residents to play their part in keeping littering at bay by reporting incidents to the local authority.

A former Mayor of Clare doesn’t believe signage will go far enough in tackling the issue.

The circular economy bill, which was enacted into legislation last July, allows for the use of CCTV footage, drones and other technologies to target illegal dumping.

Ennis Fine Gael Councllor Mary Howard thinks the use of this equipment would have a bigger impact.