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04/08/2021

LATEST: Gardaí find address in dumped rubbish and are carrying out inquiries

Gardaí find address in dumped rubbish and are carrying out inquiries

A garda at the scene of the dumping

Gardaí responded to reports of illegal dumping on a roadway over the weekend. 

Then incident happened on a quiet roadway in West Dublin. 

Gardaí said that contact details of the owner recovered from the rubbish.

A Garda spokesman added: "Investigations are underway."

Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can result in an on-the-spot fine of €150, or a maximum fine of €3,000 if you are convicted in the District Court.

Local authority litter wardens and the Gardaí can issue on-the-spot fines.

If you continue littering after conviction, you may be fined up to €600 a day.

If you are convicted of a litter offence, you may also have to pay the local authority’s legal costs.

The Protection of the Environment Act 2003 introduced on-the-spot fines of up to €130,000 for causing environmental pollution, and €10,000 per day thereafter for continuing offences.

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