Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomes actions to combat illegal dumping

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement by her Government colleagues of the Circular Economy Bill which will pave the way for use of CCTV to detect and deter illegal dumping and littering.

Senator O’Loughlin said “Illegal dumping is a huge issue nationwide, but it is something that unfortunately we are very familiar with in South Kildare. Under this new bill Local Authorities will have the ability to use GDPR-compliant technologies such as CCTV to detect and prevent illegal dumping and littering. We need to see perpetrators of illegal dumping brought to justice.”

“We have seen horrific levels of dumping throughout South Kildare in recent years, especially in the Curragh and it is utterly inexcusable. We have seen a rise in illegal dumping, in illegal encampments in recent times and also significant damage at the Gibbet Rath. It needs to be tackled and we need to protect our environment.”

Concluding, Senator O’Loughlin said “We absolutely need to tackle the issue of dumping and this is a significant support in doing so.”