Businessman and daughter in court on dumping charges

December 6, 2021

A Donegal businessman and his daughter have appeared in court charged with dozens of illegal dumping charges.

Jim and Louise Ferry appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charged under the Waste Management Act.

The charges relate to alleged illegal dumping at Rossbracken, Letterkenny between January 1st and March 31st, 2012.

Mr Ferry is charged as being a director of Ferry’s Refuse Recycling Limited and also the registered owner of the lands at Rossbracken where the waste was allegedly dumped.

He is charged that he held, disposed of or treated waste in a manner that caused or was likely to cause environmental pollution.

He faces a total of 41 charges under the Act.

His daughter, Ms Louise Ferry, is also charged with illegal dumping at Rossbracken under the Waste Management Act.

Ms Ferry, also with an address at Rossbracken, Letterkenny is charged with a total of 10 charges under the Act.

Solicitor Ms Maureen Gallagher told the court that she was acting as agent for solicitor John Geary of Castlebar, Co Mayo in the case.

Neither Mr Ferry or his daughter spoke during the brief hearing.

The case was adjourned by Judge Raymond Finnegan until March 14th next for the service of a book of evidence.

Legal aid was granted in both cases.