Calls for stiffer penalties for people caught illegal dumping

There are calls for more investment in resources and stiffer penalties for people caught illegal dumping.

Local Councils are working to tackle the problem, with both Cavan and Monaghan investing in drones to catch people responsible. A local election candidate is calling for better resourcing for local authorities and stiffer penalties for those responsible.

The Fianna Fáil candidate in Bailieborough-Cootehill PJ Barry says the Councils are stretched: