Kerry councillor calls for illegal dumping fines to be doubled

A Kerry County Councillor is calling for fines for illegal dumping to be doubled.

Independent Cllr Brendan Cronin was on his way to go canvassing ahead of the local elections when he came across what he believes is contents of a house renovation in a remote area.

Windows, tiles, bathroom fittings and a treadmill have been dumped beside a Kerry County Council sign warning of a €3,000 fine for illegal dumping in an area known as The Glens between Kilcummin and Currow.

Cllr Brendan Cronin has reported the incident to the local authority.

He says those responsible have a blatant disregard for the environment and for dumping regulations: