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2007-01-02 12:50:43
Press release from PURE
PURE (Protecting Uplands & Rural Environments):

On September 1st 2006, Mr Dick Roche TD and Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government launched the start-up of a new environmental partnership initiative at Avondale House in Co. Wicklow to combat the escalating problem of fly-tipping and small scale illegal dumping.

PURE (Protecting Uplands & Rural Environments), is a new regional initiative which incorporates local authorities including: Wicklow County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council as well as Coillte, National Parks & Wildlife Service, ESB, and a number of non-statutory organisations represented by the Wicklow Uplands Council, to halt incidents of small scale illegal dumping in the Wicklow/Dublin upland regions.

The project aims to tackle the increasing amount of fly-tipping and small scale illegal dumping by introducing a number of measures, including a dedicated clean-up vehicle to provide an effective and timely clean-up response to dumping incidents. A lo-call-phone-line 1850 365 121, which was established by the EPA will enable the general public to report incidents of fly-tipping/illegal dumping and report on individuals who are involved in such activities. The creation of an education programme, in conjunction with public awareness campaigns and the distribution of informational literature, will inform the public on the detrimental affects of fly-tipping/illegal dumping. The PURE project will also be collaborating with An Garda Síochán and local authority Environmental Enforcement Officers, with the introduction of CCTV monitoring of ‘black spot’ areas and regular Garda check points to insure transporters have legitimate waste permits. The project has also created a data-base to record all incidents of illegal dumping and will ‘name and shame’ any offenders who are convicted of such offences.

The PURE project is funded directly by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and supported by the EPA and the first statutory and non-statutory regional partnership initiative established in Ireland to deal with incidents of fly-tipping/illegal dumping. It will operate on a regional basis concentrating on the Wicklow/Dublin upland areas and has secured funding for three years. At the conclusion of the project, it will be evaluated to determine whether it should be continued and extended to other areas.
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Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen: A short reward
TommyV 6 hours ago.
I tackled Bunnacunneen from the West which is a short, steep, direct climb to the summit.There is room to park at L92734 58016 for one car. From here hop the fence and handrail the stream for the ...

  
Summit Comment
Clondermot Hill: Now doing B&B
m0jla 17 hours ago.
20/05/2019 We followed the suggestion from jimmyread and asked permission at Walsh's farm. Mrs Walsh is now doing Air B&B.

  
Summit Comment
Slievekirk: Wind Farm completed
m0jla 17 hours ago.
20/05/2019 The wind farm appears to be complete. Lots of parking space at point G (NW of summit) and a good road to follow until close to the summit.

Summit Comment
Crockdooish: Barbed wire proliferates
m0jla 17 hours ago.
17/05/2019 Several of the barbed wire fences have been (or are still being) replaced with higher, double strand barbed wire tops.

  
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Mullaghash: Well hidden Sweat House
m0jla 20 hours ago.
16/05/2019 We found this much easier than expected. Parked, with permission, in the yard of the cottage by the sign to the Sweat House and followed the path to the display panel. Failed to find an...

  
Track
Slieve League
conormcbandon 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 783m, Area: Cnoc Ramhar, Donegal SW (Ireland) Cnoc Ra...

Summit Comment
Donald's Hill: Steep but good going
m0jla 21 hours ago.
15/05/2019 We used the route from the SW. Apart from being steep it is an excellent route and gives fine views of King's Fort which we visited on descent . Delightful at bluebell time.

  
Track
Circling a turquoise gem: Lago de Braies in the Dolomites.
simon3 4 days ago.
More to come walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 682m, Area: Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige () ||

  
Track
The Faha Ridge
conormcbandon 6 days ago.
I have been putting off the Faha Ridge for years having previously backed out in almost ideal conditions due to the ... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 1138m, Area: Benagh, Brandon Group (Ireland) Benagh||

Summit Comment
Loughermore: The shorter route
m0jla 21 hours ago.
17/05/2-19 We used the route suggested by Peter Walker. Very pleasant apart from the drizzle which limited views where the forest allowed them

  
Forum: General
The gender gap...a sobering tale
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Hi folksThose of you who know me in real life will know I generally try to find the humour in the outdoors (to an annoying degree for some). But what follows is serious; the points I'm raising are...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Traffic Jam Groaghmoyle
eamonoc 5 days ago.
Visited Croaghmoyle on Wed 12th, plodded up the mast access road in very windy conditions to be greeted by a burnt out Fiesta. Great views from here in all directions if you ignore the Fiesta.


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