Concern expressed over illegal dumping site in west Donegal

first_imgA local Donegal County Councillor has expressed concern over the continuation of illegal dumping at a popular site in west Donegal.Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig said residents had been leaving their rubbish at the Meenacross site for collection, despite a local waste collection operator insisting it wasn’t part of a designated route.It is believed much of the illegal dumping took place following the departure of holiday-home owners in the area. Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said: “This is an ongoing issue out in Meenacross and people are leaving their rubbish bags for collection at this point for a long time, for an unknown reason.“I have been in contact with Sharkeys Waste and I would like to say, who delivers quite a good service for the area. It is not their responsibility if the bag has been ripped open.“For example, if I leave a bag at the end of my road and a dog comes along and rips that bag open, it is not then Sharkeys responsibility to clean that, it is mine.“And they are getting criticised for not collecting the rubbish, but what I am asking people to do is to stop leaving their bags at that site. “When they are leaving their bags up there, for days on end, it is very obvious what is going to happen.“I am also people, especially those who own holiday-homes, to stop doing this as well. Just because they are leaving on a certain day and the rubbish isn’t being collected for several days after that, doesn’t give them an excuse to fly-tip on the side of the road.“And the council about a year ago told me that they were going to clean-up this particular site and they haven’t.”The west Donegal councillor explained the local authority had agreed to clean the site due to large-scale dumping of tar in the area, but have not done so to date.“Now, I have spoken to the landowner and he is very willing to have that area cleaned up by the council because I don’t believe it should be their responsibility. “There is a huge issue here with rodents as well because it is attracting rats and there are plenty of people who live in that area.“The council have to make a point of this and stop people from dumping in that area,” he added.“I would like to see the council clean that whole area, put up bollards stop people dumping there, signage and hidden cameras to catch these people.”Concern expressed over illegal dumping site in west Donegal was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barton believes QPR’s sports psychologist can help Taarabt

first_imgJoey Barton has taken to Twitter to pledge his support for Adel Taarabt and believes QPR’s sports psychologist Steve Black could play a crucial role in turning the Moroccan’s career around.Black was brought to Rangers last season after being recommended by Barton, who worked with him at Newcastle, and he was credited with playing a major role in the club’s promotion.Taarabt has been out of favour under Harry Redknapp and was recently involved in an extraordinary public row with the manager, who has accused him of refusing to train properly.R’s midfielder Barton tweeted: “I am going to do my upmost with Adel. I will give him all the time he needs. Time to get him back to his best @B1ackieI am going to do my upmost with Adel. I will give him all the time he needs. Time to get him back to his best @B1ackie— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 23, 2014“When you get under @B1ackie ‘s wing, there is only one direction you can go… #kaizen #payitforward“A lot of people have helped me a long in my journey. I would never have been doing what I was without their help.“We all need a helping hand at times. Never be to proud to admit that. Tough journey especially in such a fickle environment.“Even the strongest amongst us need a hand at times. Many people have lent me a hand, it’s vital to reciprocate that.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more