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Chewing gum fines 'hasn't worked' - Galway Tidy Towns

Chewing gum litter fines are rarely being issued because the perpetrators are too difficult to catch. Kieran was joined by Niall McNelis, Labour Councillor and Chairperson of Galway Tidy Towns...

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17.25 19 Apr 2022


Chewing gum fines 'hasn't worked' - Galway Tidy Towns


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17.25 19 Apr 2022


Chewing gum litter fines are rarely being issued because the perpetrators are too difficult to catch. 

That’s according to a story in this morning’s Irish Independent, which found that local authorities are finding it hard to implement the €150 fine as the perpetrator has to be caught in the act by a council warden.

Kieran was joined by Niall McNelis, Labour Councillor and Chairperson of Galway Tidy Towns and Jim Callery Acting Environmental Awareness Officer at Wicklow County Council.

Newstalk reporter Elaine Smith took to the streets of Cork to get a sense of how the public feel about chewing gum litter...

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