Anger after latest incidents of illegal dumping

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Friday, November 20th, 2020

Local Councillor Bróna Haughey has expressed her anger and disappointment after two more incidents of dumping in the Carrickatuke area recently.


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The Sinn Féin Councillor said, “I am again angered and disappointed to learn about two more cases of dumping in the area.



“What causes even more concern is that one case is another huge lorry or tractor load dumped on forestry lands near the Cortamlet Road.

“Forestry has informed me that the materials are very similar to that of other large loads found in the area.”

The local Councillor said this was fuelling their suspicions that a criminal organisation posing as a legitimate waste business is responsible.



The local Councillor continued, “It was also interesting to find a clamp from Dublin Street Parking Services on the Viewpoint Road on Carrickatuke Mountain.

“The council have taken the clamp and will be in contact with Dublin Street Parking Services (DSPS) to ascertain the identity of the vehicle and investigate to see if it is related to this latest dumping incident.”



The Councillor said that the ratepayer was footing the bill for this illegal activity.

“Illegally dumped material from August has only just been removed due to the sheer scale of the waste left behind in a secluded location.

“Bond’s Mountain on the Armagh/Newtown Road was a dumping site for a huge amount of waste.


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“The preventative measures put in place, removal and disposal of the waste – which was over 57 tonnes – have cost the taxpayer £21,579.00.”

Bróna added, “Criminals are profiting from this and we the public are forced to pay for their wrongdoings.

“It must be stopped.



“And those criminals involved in these activities need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”


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