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Over €1,500 spent clearing sheep carcasses dumped in Sliabh Beagh last week

May 19, 2021 08:05 By News Northern Sound
Over €1,500 spent clearing sheep carcasses dumped in Sliabh Beagh last week Over €1,500 spent clearing sheep carcasses dumped in Sliabh Beagh last week
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Four men and JCB required for the full-day operation.

Over €1,500 was spent clearing sheep carcasses dumped in Sliabh Beagh last week.
Monaghan MD is to seek a meeting with local gardaí with a view to placing CCTV in response to the most recent dumping incident on the north Monaghan mountain.

Last Tuesday evening, at least 20 sheep and lamb carcasses were discovered in the Poll an Aifrinn area of Bragan.

Monaghan County Council launched a clean-up operation at the site, with four men and JCB required for the full-day operation.

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Including animal removal and disposal, the episode cost the local authority €1503.

Paudge Connolly told a recent Monaghan MD meeting that cameras are required in the area and says the issues in recent weeks "could be nailed easily if we got CCTV".

MD Head, John Murray, raised GDPR concerns, and Councillor Connolly proposed a motion that a meeting should be held with gardai to address these issues as the area is "crying out for this type of thing".

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The motion was seconded by David Maxwell, who noted that there are "only three roads into Sliabh Beagh" and these cameras would deter a lot of the recent anti-social behaviour.

However, Sinn Féin's Brian McKenna told the meeting that it was important to "not make Sliabh Beagh out to be lawless".

While councillors agreed with this, it was also highlighted that the area has been the scene of a number of animal dumping incidents and anti-social behaviour in recent weeks.

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