• News

Councillors cry foul over dog litter

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 4:01pm

Story by Seamus Enright
Jump to comments
Councillors cry foul over dog litter
Councillors cry foul over dog litter

“I don’t know if it’s horses or dogs but whatever is leaving it behind it’s a disgrace,” the chairperson of Cootehill Municipal District Council told a recent meeting, when the issue of dog litter on footpaths pet owners was raised. 

Fine Gael’s Carmel Brady said the East Cavan town was blighted by dog fouling at the present time and the issue had been raised as a matter of concern by many families, particularly with regard to wheelchair users attending the nearby Holy Family School and Drumlin House facilities.
Her comments at the Cootehill’s newly refurbished council offices were supported by fellow elected members present. Among them, Fianna Fáil’s Clifford Kelly and Niamh Smyth, both of whom raised similar issues in their respective towns of Kingscourt and Bailieborough, and implored the council executive to take action on enforcement.
“Just one or two [prosecutions], that’s all that’s needed to make an example,” Cllr Kelly told the meeting when the difficult issue of catching people was discussed.
He added that dog litter on the Main Street was also a major issue for local businesses not just in the Bailieborough-Cootehill Municipal District area, but throughout the county. Cllr Smyth suggested, as has been done elsewhere, that the county could adopt a scheme whereby plastic bags would be provided in areas on the street for owners to dispose responsibly of their pet’s litter. It was further suggested that the town of Cootehill would be a perfect location if such a pilot scheme were to be rolled out nationwide.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the county with an Anglo Celt Epaper subscription from €2.20* 

Post a Comment

Group Publications

Cookies on Anglo Celt website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Anglo Celt website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Anglo Celt use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message