Councillors have called for “an effective plan” to be put in place to address dog fouling in the Killarney area.
At the recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Donal Grady described the current situation in Killarney as “horrible”, with Cllr Michael Gleeson adding it was “disgusting”.
Cllr Donal Grady called on Kerry County Council to write National Parks and Wildlife Service in an effort to devise a plan to curb the problem.
Cllr Grady’s sentiments were echoed by Cllr Michael Gleeson who said the impact of dog-fouling, especially on wheelchair users and the visually impaired – was “an horrific thing to see”.
Environmental Officer with Kerry County Council, Mícheál Ó Coileáin said bag dispensers would be placed in Killarney town.
It was also outlined that seven preferred walking routes for dog owners in Killarney have been laid out with dispensers for plastic bags and bins for disposal.
The meeting also heard while the issue could be discussed with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, ultimately they are responsible for what facilities are place in the national parks.
However Cllr Donal Grady said dog-fouling in some parts of Killarney had escalated to such a degree that a full-time litter warden is required to deal with the problem.