Cannon urges use of new interactive map to tackle illegal dumping

Pictured at first of a series of Advent talks at Galway Pastoral Centre on Tuesdays at 8pm were, l/r, Michelle Wall, Niamh Broderick, Neása Flaherty Burke (speaker) and Janet Laffey. Neása, a teacher and soloist, spoke about how music and her faith had shaped her life, interspersed with song. On Dec 10, Bernard Finn will speak on lay apostolate; on Dec 17, Dr Luiz Alvareth will speak on icons.

Pictured at first of a series of Advent talks at Galway Pastoral Centre on Tuesdays at 8pm were, l/r, Michelle Wall, Niamh Broderick, Neása Flaherty Burke (speaker) and Janet Laffey. Neása, a teacher and soloist, spoke about how music and her faith had shaped her life, interspersed with song. On Dec 10, Bernard Finn will speak on lay apostolate; on Dec 17, Dr Luiz Alvareth will speak on icons.

An East Galway TD has welcomed the launch of a new interactive map identifying all legal waste collection companies in Galway, in order to further tackle illegal dumping.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that by consulting the online map, householders can be assured that their waste collector has an up-to-date permit, and also see all permitted waste management providers in their area.

“The recent incident of illegal dumping at Cloonthue in Tuam continues to highlight the damaging impact that this activity has on local communities in the region, which in that instance was exacerbated by the wasting of €2,000 of taxpayers` money on the previous clean-up,” he said.

Minister Cannon welcomed the launch of a new interactive map by Minister Richard Bruton which will ensure that householders in Galway will be able to check that the waste company collecting their waste has the appropriate authorisation to do so.

“Some €3m in funding has gone into local community measures nationally to tackle illegal dumping under the Anti-Dumping Initiative this year which is a 50 per cent increase on last year”.

“This interactive map will be a useful tool in further tackling illegal dumping and by consulting the service on mywaste.ie, householders can be assured that their waste collector has an up-to-date permit and also see all permitted waste management providers in their area,” he added.

 

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