Friday April 3, 2020

Skerries residents win war of weeds with local council

Residents of a north Dublin estate have used noxious weeds legislation from the 1930s to force their local authority to cut grass on a public green space.

1st September, 2012

Residents of a north Dublin estate have used noxious weeds legislation from the 1930s to force their local authority to cut grass on a public green space.

Many local authorities around the country have stopped cutting grass in public spaces in a bid to save money, and the action by residents in Skerries, Co Dublin, could set a precedent for other frustrated communities.

The cost-cutting measures by Fingal County Council were scuppered after the residents'...

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