Enforcement action has begun against a number of individuals alleged to be behind one of the biggest ever illegal dumps discovered in Donegal.
The complex legal case is being taken in relation to the discovery, two-and-a-half years ago, of tens of thousands of tonnes of waste near Killygordon, Donegal Daily can reveal.
The massive unauthorised refuse dump was discovered in September 2018, however, it is believed to have been in operation for at least tens years before that.
The mostly household waste is no longer visible as it has been buried and covered over by diggers.
However, serious environmental damage is understood to have been done as the site is close to a tributary of the nearby River Finn.
The waste was taken to the site by lorries, under the cover of darkness, before being buried and covered over by a local man operating a digger.
Donegal County Council is remaining tight lipped about the investigation.
“The council is not in a position to comment at this time due to the ongoing enforcement action of this case,” a spokesperson said.
However, Donegal Daily has established that action is being taken by the local authority.