Councillors call for Civic Amenity Site for North Kerry

Councillors are calling for a civic amenity site for North Kerry.

Sinn Féin Cllrs Dianne Nolan and Robert Beasley and Cathaoirleach Mike Kennelly were responding to the Draft Litter Management Plan 2017 to 2019 which was presented to a meeting of the Listowel Municipal District.

Cllr Mike Kennelly says 95% of the rubbish he found dumped last week in the Ballylongford area, which included syringes, was recyclable.

The Fine Gael Cllr also pressed for a full-time litter warden for the Listowel Municipal District.

Meanwhile Fianna Fáil Cllr Jimmy Moloney said those caught dumping or fly-tipping must be named and shamed.

He told the meeting that Dublin City Council displayed pictures of those found responsible and asked why Kerry County Council could not do the same.

Assistant Senior Executive Officer Ger O’Brien said he didn’t think it was doable but that the council was getting advice on it.

Mr O’Brien told the meeting the council has a suitable site available for a civic amenity site should funding become available.