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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Dog Poo

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# 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.
# 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.
# Dog walkers
Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages
Senator Doherty said people do not want to be “on the bag” while walking their dog.
# 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.
# Dog Poo
Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year
Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.
'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'
Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.
# dog mess
Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.
# a fine defence
Dog walker dodges €4k fouling fine due to drug-filled syringes scattered through park
The dog walker said that the animal’s droppings were within a “hair’s breadth” of a syringe.
Opinion: I love Ireland and I love dogs – but this country has to sort out its poop problem
Another beautiful morning, another pair of running shoes ruined.
# oh crap
A robotic hoover smeared dog shite all over this man's house
Burn the house down.
# ruff estimate
Those anti- dog poo messages on beaches in Co Clare are working
‘Dog fouling’ is down 50%.
# dirty dogs
The 9 stages of rage of stepping in dog sh**e
Clean it up!
# scoop that poop
The government must do more... to deal with dog poo
Independent TD Finian McGrath has said the issue of dog litter is “under the radar” and not discussed enough.
# poo watch
Dublin mayors tell dog-owners: pick up after your pooches
Dublin’s mayors have launched a new hotline number where people can report offenders.
# Dog Poo
Free pooper-scoopers offered to tackle dog poo in Limerick
In a bid to stop dog poo littering the streets of Limerick, Limerick City and County Councils have enlisted the help of a local business.
# I thought we were friends
Welsh Police apologise after naming dog poo talks "Operation Irish"
The choice of the name was called an “act of Olympian stupidity” by a local councillor, but police say that no offence was intended.
# dirty streets
VIDEO: Don’t let your dog poo on streets, say wheelchair users
A new video shows the impact that dog poo can have on people of limited mobility.
# poo watch
Paris town uses CCTV cameras to catch people who don't clean up after their dog
Well, that’s one way to stop it.
# poo watch
The most extreme anti-dog-poo ad you'll ever see
You’ll be scared into pooper scooper yes forever.
# poo watch
If you don't pick up your dog poo in Spain then this might happen...
Talk about a “special delivery”.
# Science Gone Mad
Owners beware: Landlords turn to dog poop DNA tests
Who let the dog out? Owners who don’t scoop will now pay.