Cork village works out it could raise a staggering amount each day in litter fines

A County Cork village has discovered it could raise more than €19,000 a day if it fines everyone who litters in public.

The Tidy Towns committee in Glounthaune has carried out an in-depth analysis of the rubbish found on its streets.

It has found that it gets on average 130 littering incidents every 24 hours, each worth €150 in on-the-spot fines.

Tidy Town Chairperson Conor O'Brien has broken down the figures.

Mr O'Brien said: "You would pick up €19,500 per day, €137,000 per week or €7m a year in our relatively small village.

"Obviously that is theoretical number, but even if you got 5% of that, you would still end up with quite a sizable number."

More in this Section

Gardaí appeal for information after teenager goes missing in Wicklow

Petrol prices continue to rise

Check your tickets: National Lottery on lookout for new millionaire in Co Dublin

Leo's criticisms were 'cheap, complete nonsense and have gone down very badly', FF claim


Lifestyle

The most honest account you will ever read about the onset of the menopause

Working Life: Dr Carl Fagan, consultant in intensive care medicine, Beacon Hospital, Dublin

More From The Irish Examiner