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# dog fouling

Last year
# poonishment
New bill from Green Party TD would increase fine for dog fouling tenfold
Almost one in three fines over the last four years have never been paid.
# Poo diligence
Council says dog fouling is 'serious challenge' as figures reveal no fines issued in 2021
Some local authority areas in Dublin city have not issued a fine in five years.
# dog fouling
Dog fouling emerges as main cause of swimming bans in Dublin last year
A new report shows all four notices issued by Dublin City Council last year were linked to dog fouling events.
All time
# dog fouling
Dog fouling drops over 50% in Galway after spray paint trial
Volunteers sprayed dog excrement in pink paint to highlight the issue.
# poo done it?
Dog poo DNA testing to be launched in Leitrim to find owners who don't clean up
Dog owners will be asked to cooperate in allowing a sample of saliva to be taken from their dog.
Just two dog fouling fines handed out by Dublin City Council in 2020
One fine in 2020 was paid, according to Dublin City Council, with a prosecution initiated for the second fine.
Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.
# Poo diligence
Dublin City Council installs loudspeakers warning against dog fouling as complaints pick up
Audio devices in so-called blackspots across the city aim to encourage dog owners to clean up after their dogs.
Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.
# Dublin City
Zero dog fouling fines issued by council so far this year (78 were issued back in 2016)
This year’s figure was confirmed in correspondence to Councillor Colm O’Rourke from Dublin City Council.
# watch your step
Not one fine issued for dog fouling on Dublin beaches this year
One councillor said there are not enough people employed to monitor the council’s bylaws.
# clean it up
Dublin Councillor says she walks down the street 'on tippy toes to avoid dog faeces’
It’s a dog’s life.
# dumping
Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping
Glasnevin-based councillor Paul McAuliffe said the council does not have the resources to police many of the bye-laws it creates.
# dog control
88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.
# Fix Your STreet
U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to
The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.