Fermoy and Mitchelstown, as two of the Project ACT towns in Cork, are due to receive stencilling on their pavements, warning dog-owners to ‘bag or bin’ their pet’s poo or face fines of up to €150. 

The news came as part of a discussion on the issue of dog-fouling, at a meeting of the Northern Division of Cork County Council this month.

Mary Hayes, senior executive officer with Cork County Council informed councillors that the proposed stencilling programme has been proven to be quite effective, with the message appearing on the footpath, repeated every couple of meters. 

The issue was brought to the attention of the Northern Division by Councillor Noel McCarthy, who said that the problem had reached new levels ‘all over our towns and villages’. 

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