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Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Councillor up in arms as mattress, tyres and carpet dumped on M1 bridge

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Cllr. Tom Cunningham with the mattress and other items that were dumped on a bridge over the M1.

Recently some idiot thought it would be a good idea to dump his/her old mattress, a carpet and a couple of tyres on a bridge over the M1 motorway near Monasterboice.

Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham, who came across the mess, was not impressed.

He couldn’t believe people could be so irresponsible knowing full well the dangers of what would happen should some “mischievous persons” lift the mattress and drop it onto the motorway.

“How dare these people put lives at risk just because they couldn’t be bothered to pay the cost of dumping it?” he asked.

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“I refuse to believe that these people were not aware of the possible consequences of dumping that mattress at this spot and I want them caught so they can face the full rigours of the law.”

“Let’s not forget that just a few weeks ago we had a ‘mattress amnesty’ in this county so it could have been disposed of for free, as were 1,200 other mattresses.

“There was also carpet and 3 tyres dumped beside it so someone has done up their bedroom and dumped their filth for someone else to clean up.”

“If anyone was driving along the motorway and noticed anything suspicious please let the authorities know, check your dashcams you never know, you may have picked up something” he said.

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