Calls for local authority to follow through on 'night patrols' to tackle dog fouling

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Night patrols to tackle the culprits

Calls have been made for the local authority to follow through on "night patrols" to tackle dog fouling issues in Carlow Town. 

The Council executive previously told members that night patrols "cost money" but added that "they are going to happen". 

Cllr Fergal Browne raised the issue again at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council and said dog fouling continues to be a "huge issue" and called on the executive to "follow through on night patrols". 

Senior Engineer at the Council, Brian O'Donovan, previously told members that a €150 fine is "good value for money" for people who engage in illegal dumping or littering.

However, Carlow Live previously revealed that Carlow had zero revenues from dog fouling between 2015 and 2018 as the local authority issued no fines.