PAST dumping at Ardaslough.


Council will seek funding for mobile cameras to catch fly-tippers

GALWAY County Council will be seeking funds for extra equipment now that it has got the green light to use CCTV to help catch illegal dumpers.

Data protection issues have halted the use of camera footage in prosecutions against those found fly-tipping for several years but now that legislation has been changed.

An audit of its current equipment is being carried out by the local authority and new mobile technology is also being planned.

Hundreds of thousands of euro has been spent by the Council in recent years cleaning up illegal dumping that has devastated many rural locations and roadways.

However, CEO of the County Council Liam Conneally said that “they aren’t quite there yet” in relation to the use of Council cameras with regards to anti-social behaviour. Codes of practice have to be drawn up and the Council will be continuing work on this in conjunction with the gardaí.

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