Cllr Urges Vigilance After Finding Used Needles In Tralee Car Park

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One of the needles found near the bottle bank in Garveys Supervalu Car Park on Wednesday morning. Photo: Mikey Sheehy

A LOCAL Councillor has contacted gardaí regarding used needles found this morning in a public car park in Tralee.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy was dropping off his children to school when he spotted three needles on the ground in the area of Garveys Supervalu Car Park close to the bottle bank.

He contacted the Tralee Municipal District enforcement officer who was on site within 10 minutes of him reporting the issue and he has cleared the area of the needles and of domestic waste.

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Cllr Sheehy also said he has contacted members of the South West Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council.

Cllr Mikey Sheehy

“This is a public health issue, the irresponsible actions of a handful of people could have unthinkable consequences,” he said.

While he recognised issues such as the one this morning were isolated, Cllr Sheehy asked the public to be vigilant when walking close to areas known for dumping and report an issue immediately.

He said all KCC maintenance crews and staff should be provided with the highest grade of protective equipment when clearing public bins and when on litter/dumping patrols.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    The state needs Singapore style drug laws and enforcement.
    Problem solved 😉