Fly Tipping & Total Disregard For Tax Payers Money.

The term “fly tipping” is derived from the verb tip, meaning to “throw out”, and from fly, meaning to “throw away carelessly”.

Simply put, “fly tipping” is the dumping of unwanted waste material illegally, onto land, for which no license has been acquired to accept waste. Characteristics quite often of offenders include construction and landscaping contractors.

Note, all of the pictures shown in the slideshow immediately hereunder are of individual signs, evidenced by their different backgrounds, with no picture repeated.

So we ask 4 simple questions:

(1) Does the failure to remove 34 plastic road signs and some 18 plastic bollards from a 1.4 kilometre stretch of the Yellow Lough road (R659) constitute fly tipping?
[For those of us who have difficulty with metric measurement, 1.4 kilometres represents 1,531yds or 229yds short of 1 mile in distance.]

(2) Why the need for 34 signs on a stretch of road measuring just 1531yds?

(3) What was the cost of these signs and how long more are we going to tolerate the shear waste of taxpayers hard earned money, same being squandered jointly by Tipperary County Council; Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Thurles Municipal District?

(4) How can Tipperary County Council bring those involved in fly tipping, before the courts for prosecution, when Tipperary County Council, themselves, together with Transport Infrastructure Ireland; Thurles Municipal District Council and their road building contractors stand guilty of similar transgressions?

Note: It became necessary to undertake road resurfacing on the R695, on a date beginning May 19th 2021 until May 25th 2021, (over 3 months ago) at which time all of these signs were then erected and now discarded.
Since then Mother Nature has begun to cover many of them over.


5 comments to Fly Tipping & Total Disregard For Tax Payers Money.

  • Michael


  • John Fogarty

    It’s cheaper from the council’s point of view to put up a few plastic signs rather than to sweep the road of the loose chippings and eliminate the risk from flying stones to windows and vehicle bodywork.
    It also means that the road “is still under construction/repair” and is a legal defence if anything untoward happens; is my opinion.

  • George Willoughby

    Your statement makes a lot of sense John, however why so many signs over a stretch of less than a mile, (34 in number). The road has been adequately marked, so those signs could have been removed. Some 18 bollards are just thrown around, to be snapped up by all and sundry undertaking other private contract work. Most of the loose gravel has long since been dissipated. The skid warning signs were placed their first when asphalt was laid, and before it was topped by the loose gravel.

  • George Willoughby

    Michael, those who pay are the people who have to migrate to Dublin to find employment.

  • George Willoughby

    John, I see today all 34 of the plastic signs have been removed, with the exception of some bollards in fields nearby.

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