Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, that five projects in Co. Tipperary have been approved for funding under his Department’s 2018 Anti-Dumping Initiative (ADI). The projects that were selected to share in the total allocation of €56,800 are the Mountain View makeover, Ballylynch Community Garden, Burges Beauty Spot, Grangemockler Action Group and the Mill Road Monakeeba Way Pedestrian Walkway:
“This is great news for the communities and projects that have been selected.
We all know that the problem of illegal dumping is fast becoming a scourge that is destroying areas of natural beauty throughout the county.
It is the kind of action that displays a reprehensible disregard not only for our heritage and environment but also for the communities and families who have to put up with it.
The fact that the Anti-Dumping Initiative has been rolled out for another year is, in all fairness, a sign that the Minister is taking this problem seriously.
Illegal dumping can create significant health concerns and can also seriously undermine the capacity of areas to build up and sustain their tourist infrastructure.
There is simply no excuse for this type of action given the wide-spread availability of recycling centres and other disposal methods,” concluded Deputy McGrath.