Man fined for poultry waste dumping offences

A man from Newry has been fined £2,000 at Newry Crown Court for dumping waste including poultry manure,  and ordered to pay costs of £506.40.

Officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) found that Kieran Downey had knowingly permitted controlled waste to be deposited on land which did not have a waste management licence, between 5 June 2013 and 29 April 2016.

The waste included 5,500 tonnes of construction and demolition waste, poultry manure and mushroom compost. Downey was also deemed to have kept controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health. He pleaded guilty to both charges.

The site did not have a licence, and Downey was not authorised by the NIEA to deposit or keep controlled waste.

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