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Public Consultation - Draft River Basin Management Plans 2018-21

Public Consultation - Draft River Basin Management Plans 2018-21

Dog Owners Beware: Palm Oil "Fatbergs"

Wexford County Council has issued a warning to dog-owners to be vigilant for so-called ‘Palm Oil Fatbergs’ which may be washed up along the Wexford coast, as they can be harmful to dogs.

While the source of the material has not been confirmed, it is believed that the Palm Oil may have part of a consignment which came off a ship in the English Channel about 18 months ago. The congealed substance has been turning up recently on beaches and coasts in Ireland and the UK following the incident.

The Council believes the “fatbergs” were washed ashore in Wexford following recent storms.

The material is a solid white substance which is known as a ‘Palm Oil Fatberg’” said Wexford County Council spokesperson David Minogue. “Individual deposits can range from the size of a golf ball to as big as a boulder and we are asking the public to be vigilant as this substance can be particularly harmful to dogs”


New Producer Responsibility Initiative - End of Life Tyres

Details of the new Producer Responsibility Scheme for End of Life Tyres have been announced.  Repak ELT has been unveiled as the compliance scheme.  For further information please visit the website:

Wexford County Council Landfill Levy Report 2015 (PDF Document, 1,855 kbs)
Would You Like to Re-Home an Abandoned Dog? (PDF Document, 137 kbs)
If you are considering taking in an abandoned dog, for €70 you can rehome a dog from the Pets First Kennels in Ballycarney, Co. Wexford. The €70 includes the re-homing cost, the cost of microchip and registration, veterinary health check, 1st and 2nd vaccinations and a €0 voucher towards spaying / neutering the dog.
Every Dog Must Have a Licence (PDF Document, 108 kbs)
Please read this item if you are a dog owner. All dogs must be licenced and there are serious penalties for those who do not obtain a licence for their dog.
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