Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 08 March, 2006

Written Answers. - Litter Pollution.

  26. Ms Enright asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of litter fines issued in 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9496/06]

  Mr. Roche: Statistics on local authority enforcement action, including the number of litter fines issued, are submitted by local authorities to my Department every six months; these figures are also available in the Oireachtas Library. The number of litter fines [648] issued for the first six months of 2005 — the most recent information available — is 13,787. There were 22,397 litter fines issued in the 12 months ending 31 December 2004.