Anger over South Armagh dumping

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Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for those involved in the dumping of household and building waste in Jonesborough to cease what he described as ‘anti-community activity’. larkin7“I was shocked at what I found when responding to complaints from residents in the village,” he said. “An area below the market has been used to dump household, building and other refuse. There are reports of rats gathering amongst it. The people of Jonesborough deserve to be treated with respect and not have their village treated as a dumping ground. “I contacted the Environmental Health Officers in the Council who visited the site. The Environment Agency has also viewed the waste and reported back to the Council. “Those involved in the dumping are not just blighting the countryside but are causing a health risk to the community. They should cease this activity at once.” Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady echoed his colleague’s comments. “Jonesborough is the gateway to Slieve Gullion and has a proud history and a resilient community. “There are a number of groups in the village working hard to improve life for the residents whilst at the same time others try to harm the environment and the spirit of the area. He added, “Whilst we are endeavouring to find a solution to the problem I would call on those carrying out the dumping to end this immediately.”

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