Il­le­gal tyre dump­ing still pos­ing prob­lems in north Louth area

The Argus - - NEWS -

THE il­le­gal dump­ing of large quan­ti­ties of tyres in re­mote ar­eas of north Louth is still pos­ing a prob­lem for gar­dai and Louth County Coun­cil, the re­cent meet­ing of the Dun­dalk Joint Polic­ing Com­mit­tee heard.

The is­sue was raised by Sinn Fein Cllr An­toin Wat­ters who re­ferred to yet an­other in­ci­dent which had taken place in re­cent weeks.

This was on top of sev­eral high pro­file in­ci­dents dur­ing the sum­mer, where huge quan­ti­ties of old tyres were dumped at scenic lo­ca­tions and fore­stries along the border in north Louth and south Ar­magh.

In an­other in­ci­dent, tyres were dumped just off the main Dublin to Belfast road near Car­rickarnon.

He said it was big prob­lem in ru­ral ar­eas and wanted to know what the gar­dai were do­ing about it. Chief Supt Christy Man­gan said that the prob­lem was that the gar­dai were get­ting re­ports af­ter the dump­ing had taken place but were not get­ting any in­tel­li­gence be­fore­hand.

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