Limerick man fined for dumping rubbish on side of road near flyover

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Photographs of the rubbish were submitted as evidence during the hearing

Photographs of the rubbish were submitted as evidence during the hearing

A LIMERICK man was fined for littering following what was described in court as a “straight forward case”.

Patrick Crawford, who has an address at Clarina Avenue, Ballincaurra Weston, was prosecuted in relation to a detection which was made at Rathroe, Rosbrien on July 19, 2018.

At Limerick District Court, Paul Clancy, a litter warden with Limerick City and County Council, said after examining five bags of household rubbish which were dumped at the side of the road near the M7 flyover, he found evidence which was linked to the defendant.

Photographs of the rubbish, which was dumped next to a ‘no dumping’ sign, were submitted to the court.

Mr Clancy told Judge Bernadette Owens that an on-the-spot fine was issued and that a number of reminder letters were sent to Mr Crawford whose partner agreed to pay the fine in installments over a number of weeks.

While the first payment of €50 was received by the local authority, the balance was never paid.

Judge Owens imposed a €150 fine and ordered that Mr Crawford pay the costs and expenses incurred by the council. Solicitor Ger Reidy indicated these totalled €280.

Neither Mr Crawford or his partner were present in court for the brief hearing.