Limerick man caught on CCTV dumping tyres over wall

David Hurley

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David Hurley

The man was prosecuted by Limerick City and County Council following an incident last December

The man was prosecuted by Limerick City and County Council following an incident last December

A MAN ho was captured on CCTV dumping used tyres over the back wall of a vacant property near his home in Limerick was fined €50.

Ronnie Dearman, aged 21, who has an address at Rose Court, O’Malley Park, Southill was prosecuted by Limerick City and County Council following an incident last December.

Environmental Inspector Paul McAnespie told Limerick District Court the defendant removed nine tyres from the rear of his own home before throwing them over the wall of a neighbouring property on December 18, last.

The defendant, he said, was identified as the culprit from high quality CCTV while the tyres were ultimately removed and disposed of by the local authority.

Solicitor John Herbert said it was “public knowledge” in the local area at the time that the house where his client dumped the tyres was to be demolished as part of the regeneration programme.

“He took it upon himself to clean up (his own back garden) and left them there,” he said adding that his client did not benefit financially from his actions.

“It was not a commercial enterprise,” he told Judge Mary Larkin.

In addition to the €50 fine, Mr Dearman was ordered to pay the costs and expenses of Limerick City and County Council.

Solicitor Ger Reidy said the council’s expenses were €99.56 while the legal costs were €190.