Patrols to take place in October to target dog walkers in Carlow and address dog fouling

Dog owners will be simply asked, 'Do you have a bag?'

Darren Hassett

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Move is an attempt to address dog fouling issues

Patrols will take place this month to target dog walkers in Carlow and address dog fouling, the local authority has confirmed.

Dog owners will be simply asked, "Do you have a bag?"

Non-compliant dog walkers will be noted and may be subject to a fixed penalty notice. 

Meanwhile, nine dog fouling bins have been installed in Carlow Town. Locations were selected following surveys carried out by staff and volunteers during the #pickitup dog fouling campaign. 

Receptacles are located at the following locations: Kilkenny Road, Green Road, Athy Road, Cannery Road, Green lane (outside St Mary's cemetery) side, Dublin Road, O'Brien Road (St Laurence O'Toole side), O'Brien Road (Ashgrove Estate side) and Carpenters Way. 

Bins were erected on a three-month trial basis and are being maintained by a private contractor. Following this trial, seven bins will remain in situ. One is to be relocated due to dumping issues and one is being monitored. 

Funding is currently being assessed for additional bins for communities around the county, but these bins cannot be erected until maintenance issues are addressed.