'It's getting worse': Limerick resident calls for crackdown on dog fouling

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

The council said it would 'encourage members of the public to contact us if they have any complaints and we will follow up'

The council said it would 'encourage members of the public to contact us if they have any complaints and we will follow up'

A RESIDENT of Limerick city who says he is at his “wits end” over dog fouling in the Farranshone area has called for tougher enforcement of the law.

Gerry Neill, a resident of Stenson Park, told the Limerick Leader that the problem with dog fouling in the area had escalated in recent months.

“It's getting worse,” Mr Neill said. “If anyone was to walk around Farranshone, it's on every path.” 

According to Mr Neill, the area is very dark at night which makes it hard for pedestrians to watch their step. 

In the last week alone, Mr Neill said he needed to disinfect a new pair of boots worth €100 following a misstep while out walking in the area. Mr Neill said he believes that penalties for not cleaning up dog foul are not being enforced. 

“There’s too many traffic wardens walking around town, giving people parking tickets. There’s should be someone walking around stopping people to make sure they have a dog bag on them and if they don’t have a dog bag on them, fine them.” 

A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council said the council regularly patrols and gives out bags.

”The council would encourage members of the public to contact us if they have any complaints and we will follow up.”