Rubbish dumping in Carrick-on-Suir blights road near river

Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Council has been called on to take action to clamp down on illegal dumping along a riverside beauty spot on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Suir.

Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Council has been called on to take action to clamp down on illegal dumping along a riverside beauty spot on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Suir.

The call to tackle the rubbish dumping problem at Bothrin na gCapall at Deerpark came from Independent Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Kieran Bourke at the District Council’s monthly meeting.

Cllr Bourke said illegal dumping was taking place at this location for years.

The roadway was situated at the boundary of the former Town Council and Co. Council.

He complained that when the problem was highlighted prior to the abolition of the Town Council both councils said it was the responsibility of the other authority.

However, the dumping problem still continued there and he called on the Co. Council’s Director of Environment Services to take action to stop it.

“This is a beautiful, scenic area on the river walk and a lot of money will be spent there shortly,” he pointed out referring to the plans to turn the towpath along the river walk into a Greenway walk and cycle way.

Meanwhile, SF Cllr David Dunne urged the Council to place skips in housing estates where people could get rid of large waste items like mattresses to prevent them ending up as fuel for bonfires at this time of year.

Mary Carroll of the Co. Council’s Environment Services Department said she would take back the issues raised by Cllr Bourke and Cllr Dunne to the Council Director of Environment Services.