Shock, anger after waste dumped at graveyard

by Mark O'Brien

An incident of illegal dumping in a Dublin 15 graveyard has shocked locals whose families are buried there.

Cllr Paul Donnelly shared pictures on social media over the weekend of rubbish that was illegally dumped in a Mulhuddart Cemetery.

Items including a fridge, tyres and electrical equipment were dumped in the car park of the cemetery.

Cllr Donnelly has called on Fingal County Council to take action to prevent any further instances of illegal dumping.

“I’m at a loss to describe the person who fly tips at a graveyard,” he said.

“How distressing this must be for families who visit their loved ones who have died.

“I’ll be putting forward a motion for a proper plan for the cemetery.

“I have spoken to Fingal County Council before about this and have been told that a plan to redesign the car park and front of the cemetery is being undertaken. We need it done as soon as possible.”

Local residents who have family buried in the cemetery also expressed their disgust at the dumping.

Taking to Facebook, one user wrote: My mother is buried there and the family are so hurt and stressed over this, something has to be done.”

Another user added: I was there yesterday with my family and saw this.

“Also saw a big rat crawling through the rubbish, it obviously took someone in a van to dump this so why they couldn’t drive to the recycle centre in Coolmine is beyond me.”

“This is shocking,” wrote another local. “I visit my mam and brothers grave every week. Not nice to look at, hopefully the cameras catch who ever this was.”

When contacted by The Gazette, a council spokersperon confirmed they were aware of the dumping, but had made no further comment by the time of going to press.

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