The Irish Farmers' Association has warned that more needs to be done to tackle illegal dumping in the countryside.

It says over the Christmas season there's a significant increase in littering, as people dump cans, bottles, used wrapping paper and even the leftovers of Christmas dinners.

The IFA is calling on local authorities to develop a post-Christmas plan that would deter people from dumping rubbish.

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney wants to see more sanction in place for serial dumpers, and changes to legislation so that farmers are no longer held legally responsible for reckless dumping by others....

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