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Monday 22 September 2014

Warnings stop beach going to dogs

Gordon Deegan

Published 14/08/2014 | 02:30

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AUDIO warnings at two of the country's best-known beach resorts to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets has helped reduce fouling.

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Clare Co Council installed the audio systems along the promenades at Kilkee and Lahinch in mid-July.

They periodically broadcast a message stating: "Respect the Banner and keep (Kilkee/Lahinch) clean. Bin your litter or take it home. Always pick up after your dog and enjoy your walk."

Clare's deputy mayor, Councillor Tony O'Brien, said: "Early figures suggest that they are already helping to change people's behaviour."

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