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Fly-tippers face average fine of €300

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 10:01am
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Fly-tippers face average fine of €300

Photo: Ray Ryan

Fly-tippers face average fine of €300

Photo: Ray Ryan

By Robert Grace

THE fine should match the crime when it comes to illegal dumping.
That is the opinion of Cllr Pete Roche, who was responding to the fact that the average fine handed down to people convicted of fly tipping in Co Galway last year amounted to just €300.
Figures obtained by The Tuam Herald through the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that just three people were brought in front of a judge in 2018 for illegal dumping in the county, with two convictions secured and a modest €600 in fines paid.

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