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# Illegal dumping

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There's been a 50% surge in requests to deal with illegal dumping in Dublin
The authority called the increase “disappointing and unacceptable”.
Call for crackdown on contractors dumping waste at Ballyfermot site after council spends €500k on cleanup
Dublin City Council has admitted there’s an “impasse” in dealing with the illegal dumping at Labre Park.
Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.
€3 million in funding announced to help combat illegal dumping
This year’s funding represents a 50% increase.
How much waste was dumped in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The litres of alcohol seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Port.
13 tonnes of waste dumped over Wicklow and Dublin mountains after Christmas
Last year the Pure project removed 160 tonnes of illegal waste from these areas.
Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year
Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.
Man found guilty of manslaughter of Louth taxi driver
Joseph Hillen admitted stabbing Martin Mulligan to death following an alleged row over illegal dumping.
Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'
The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.
'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.
Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin
These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.
'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping
Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.
No one has taken up the offer of free CCTV cameras from the government
To boost crime prevention, the Partnership of Government commits to supporting investment in CCTV at key locations along the road network and in urban centres.
Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers
The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.
'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland
Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.
'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping
Dumping is seen around parks in the city.
Drones are going to be used to tackle the 'scourge' of illegal dumping
It will happen on a pilot basis.
Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn
“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”
Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot
The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.
Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday
'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid
“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.
Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains
The move aims to combat the worsening fly tipping problem in the region.
Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump
Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water supply in Dundalk as a result.
Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year
There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.
There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers
The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.
Dublin City Council posts CCTV images of people to stop illegal dumping
A representative for Dublin City Council has said that the initiative is already proving to be successful.
Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT
“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”
Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'
Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.
Illegal rubbish dumpers told: "Dublin City Council is coming after you"
A Dublin councillor said that landlords need to have adequate facilities for their tenants when dumping.
Council can now challenge suspected illegal rubbish dumpers at their homes
Certain Dublin City Council staff can now question residents, as part of their crackdown on illegal rubbish dumping.
Clean-up of hazardous waste site could cost State up to half a million euro
Louth County Council has begun the tendering process for the clean-up of the site, which was discovered two years ago.
Strict new Dublin rubbish laws restrict collection times
Rubbish can’t be put out until after 6pm on the day before it is collected in Dublin – and waste trucks can only operate from 6am to 9pm in residential areas.
'Enforcement team' could crack down on illegal rubbish in Dublin
The team would be part of the crackdown on illegal dumping in the city. Discussions are ongoing in Dublin City Council.
Video shows scale of “unbearable” illegal rubbish dumping in Dublin
A local resident of the Summer St North area has created a video showing the mounds of illegally-dumped rubbish bags and discarded items in the north inner city area.
Poll: Would you welcome a refund scheme for empty bottles and cans?
A Labour Party councillor has called for a cash for cans and bottles scheme to help curb illegal dumping.
Dublin: Council tenants to prove they are dumping rubbish legally
The tenants in the north inner city area will be contacted by the council within the next few weeks and asked to send on proof they are dumping rubbish legitimately.
Bonfires 'being used to cover up illegal dumping'
Plus: Is Dublin City Council using CCTV to monitor dumping?
271 fined for illegal dumping in Dublin's inner city since December
In addition, a newly-formed task group issued 103 fines after surveying sites and investigating dumped bags.
Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'
An Taisce has heavily criticised plans to prevent illegal dumping by stopping street cleaning altogether in parts of the north inner city.