There has been extensive illegal dumping at one of Roscommon’s prime fishing locations.

Two washing machines and at least 14 bags of household waste were discarded in the river Lung in Ballaghaderreen over the weekend.

Local councillor Michael Mulligan told Midwest News that seven of the bags, containing dirty nappies and food waste, were removed by fishermen, while the remainder flowed down the watercourse.

The Sinn Féin politician claims that while dumping has been widespread in drains, bogs and private lands recently, this incident marks a new low.

He described the situation as disgusting.

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