A DONEGAL businessman jailed for nine weeks last year arising out of illegal dumping has brought a High Court action alleging another waste disposal company is operating a waste facility without proper planning permission.

The Irish Times is reporting that the case was brought by Jim Ferry.

Mr Ferry was the subject of earlier proceedings by Donegal County Council over the operation and storage of waste at a site at Rossbraken, Co Donegal by his former company, Ferry Refuse Collection.

The council claimed, instead of properly disposing of the waste, Mr Ferry illegally buried it on the lands. Waste collection and storage ceased at that site in 2017.

Mr Ferry, who said he made every effort to deal with the breaches of his Waste Facility Permit and remove waste from the site, was jailed for nine weeks last year over his failure to comply with certain court orders.

In his own proceedings, the businessman claims, while he was dealing with the council, he brought to its attention that other waste operators were involved in illegal activities.

Represented by Eanna Mulloy SC, instructed by solicitor John Geary, Mr Ferry claims another waste facility, located a few miles from where his former business was based, is operating without proper planning permission.

The matter was briefly mentioned before Mr Justice Charles Meenan on Monday and was adjourned to a date later this month.


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