A councillor has called on Kerry County Council to no longer accept the burning of rubbish which is taking place in Ballyspillane Estate in Killarney at present.
Cllr Donal Grady raised the issue recently at a meeting of Killarney Municipal District, saying “95% of residents” wanted the problem addressed.
The meeting also heard council representatives hope to agree measures with Gardaí to tackle anti-social behaviour in the estate.
Cllr Donal Grady told the monthly meeting of Killarney Municipal District that “his mouth was worn” telling Gardai about the problems in Ballyspillane Estate.
Cllr Niall Kelleher said issues in the estate were “severe” but Gardai were under-resourced to deal with it.
Cllr Michael Gleeson, who at one time lived in Ballyspillane, said it was an estate “on the edge” and that urgent intervention was necessary.
Cllr John Joe Culloty said said “a small number of people had gotten away with too much for too long”.
Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District Cllr Brendan Cronin meanwhile called for “a move on cameras” in the estate.
Responding to the councillors’ concerns, the meeting heard both Housing and Environmental Services Departments are to further investigate the matter and from initial investigations, the burning appears to be a result of anti-social behaviour.
Kerry County Council Head of Finance Angela McAllen said she and Mark O’Donogue were to meet with Killarney Superintendent Flor Murphy to agree on measures to tackle these issues.