By Eoin Scanlon & Anne O’Donoghue

The subject of dog fouling has again been raised this week in a number of areas with calls for solutions to be found.

Cllr Declan Doocey has urged Waterford City & County Council to ‘up the ante’ when it comes to tackling dog fouling across the county, describing it as ‘filthiest foul of all’. The Lismore-based councillor said he was confronted with dog fouling on a regular basis while visiting local towns and villages over the Christmas period.

Speaking at this week’s meeting of Dungarvan/Lismore Municipal Authority, Cllr Doocey commented: “I found it difficult to find a path where you wouldn’t walk into dog fouling. It’s an enormous problem. Maybe we could put a stronger penalty on it because it’s a serious problem now.

“The biggest problem of all that I see is people rolling small prams with children in them and wheels going through it. Young kids with new bikes cycling through it, it’s bound to be very unhygienic and it’s the filthiest foul of all. Could we up the ante and try and control it?”

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