'Longford is gone to Hell' in terms of illegal dumping, says Longford judge

Jessica Thompson

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Judge Seamus Hughes

Judge Seamus Hughes handed down a suspended prison sentence and a hefty fine to a man last week convicted of driving while disqualified and being drunk behind the wheel of a car

Judge Seamus Hughes, at last week’s sitting of Longford District Court, bemoaned the amount of dumping that has taken place across the county in recent months, commenting that “Longford is gone to hell”.

The remarks came as Longford County Council brought a number of cases against people who have been caught on CCTV footage dumping in the Edgeworthstown area.

“I commend Longford County Council for the number of dumping prosecutions they have brought to this court,” said Judge Hughes.