the amount of rubbish being dumped along the M7 was “disgusting”, Cllr Jonathan Meaney told this Monday’s meeting of Newport electoral area councillors.
He revealed that someone had dumped a mattress at one of the parking areas between Nenagh and Birdhill.
“People are also throwing rubbish out of their car windows,” he stated.
Cllr John Carroll said there was a need to get the National Roads Authority to look at the parking areas because they were “very unsightly”.
Senior engineer Michael F Hayes said that there were big issues with dumping in the parking areas along the motorway.
“The issue of CCTV cameras is being explored already in relation to illegal dumping, and perhaps we could have covert cameras at these areas,” he said.
Mr Hayes said that the council would pursue the matter with thte NRA, especially in relation to where people are parking.