New national litter scheme will be developed in 2017

Cavan/Monaghan TD Niamh Smyth has welcomed a new national litter scheme that will be developed in 2017.

Minister for Environment Denis Naughten announced that the new scheme would support local authorities with issues of illegal dumping.

It will include additional funding for local authorities to enable them to monitor and clean up illegal dumping.

Deputy Smyth says that dumping has been a problem in Cavan and Monaghan recently, with over 40 complaints coming into her office in the last few weeks.

She also hopes the scheme will be rollout out before summer so that scenic areas in Cavan and Monaghan can be used by locals and visitors alike without the blight of rubbish.