More illegal dumping at Cork's most scenic location

More illegal dumping at Cork's most scenic location
More dumping was reported at Bell's Field on Monday.

BELL’S Field has been hit by a second round of dumping in a week, with several bags of domestic waste left at the scenic city spot.

City Hall was made aware of a dumping issue last week and had cleaned up the site — which is popular with tourists — after some services were curtailed due to fire damage to equipment at one of the city council’s depots.

However, local residents who maintain the site on weekends woke up on Monday morning to be greeted by a fresh round of dumping left at the wall where the field meets Patrick’s Hill.

Rubbish was also left alongside litter bins in the park provided for park users. The rubbish included beer cans, food waste, and other several items that are recyclable.

The field features one of the most recognisable views in Cork City and has been featured on TV stations for news interviews. It was immortalised in The Young Offenders movie and television show.

Fianna Fáil councillor Ken O’Flynn said he has reported the latest incident to Cork City Council and has been assured that the bags will be inspected for names and addresses and other evidence that could lead to fines.

He said the level of dumping at the field has become “ridiculous”.

Local resident John Coakley, who is involved with a local effort to litter pick at the site on weekends said he does not understand why people are dumping on one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

City Hall cleaning staff have now visited the site and cleared away the bags.

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