Disgraceful dumpers have been snapped on video dumping bags and bags of waste into a beautiful Estuary where swans come to nest.

The shocking clip shows the material being hoofed over the bridge and flying into the Broadmeadow Estuary as the people watch on from the M1 flyover at Swords.

Mayor of Fingal Eoghan O’Brien and Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien have raised the urgent and sickening matter with Fingal County Council.

The Fianna Fáil TD and spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government said: “I have asked Fingal County Council to do absolutely everything in their power to help.

“We need to find and prosecute these people who think it’s okay to dump waste in the Broadmeadows estuary.

It is teeming with wildlife and plant life and is an EU designated Special Area of Conservation.”

He added: “We will also be passing this on to Swords Gardaí in the hope that whoever has carried this out can be found and prosecuted.

“If anyone has any information on who is responsible please contact us or the local authorities.”

He concluded: “This amounts to environmental vandalism and the perpetrators must be prosecuted.”

This comes after news that illegal dumping rates in Dublin have increased by 25% since the pandemic begun.

The careless littering of masks and gloves has become a major and “challenging” issue across the capital in recent weeks.

The dumping of the gloves and masks is also putting an immediate threat on workers who have to properly dispose of the items which may be contaminated by the virus.

Around the capital, there has been an increase in illegal burning as well as dumping of waste while people are also said to be driving to the countryside to get rid of black bags from their cars.

Sourec: Dublinlive.ie

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