Call For Greater Efforts To Combat Dog Fouling This Year

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THE perennial issue of dog fouling was brought up again by a local councillor this week.

Sinn Féin Cllr Cathal Foley, at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday, asked that the Council make a concerted effort in 2021, to tackle the scourge of dog fouling in affected areas.

Cllr Foley said it’s an ongoing issue and some areas of town, including the canal walkway, were particularly affected.  He asked could more regular checks be carried out in these areas at particular times.

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Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien agreed and said some dog owners were being reckless and should be fined.

In reply, Council management said both routine and targeted inspections involving the Litter Wardens, Dog Wardens and Municipal District Enforcement Officers will be carried out at beaches, walking routes and burial grounds.

A media campaign was run on Radio Kerry over the Christmas period highlighting the issues with dog fouling and a number of other campaigns will also be run during 2021. The Council said dog owners need to take personal responsibility for their dogs when out walking with them.


  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Tralee dog owners are terrible for dog fouling on public footpaths.
    Worst town in Kerry, if not Ireland.

  2. Those of us that do pick up would like more bins to be provided. The lack of bins at regular intervals doesn’t help this issue.