A local councillor has expressed his outrage following a rise in littering in the Glenmalure Valley over the weekend.
Around 35 volunteers took part in an emergency litter pick organised by the Glenmalure Pure Mile group on Monday to remove items left on the roadside and by some individuals who had been camping in the area.
'The Glenmalure Pure Mile group do fantastic work in the valley to keep it at its best but they shouldn't have to deal with this,' said Cllr Kennedy.
'Over the last number of months, we haven't had this problem as restrictions have been in place. Now that people are starting to use the valley once again, the issue has returned. It's fantastic to see people using the valley but they have to be responsible. Locals have had to put up with this continuously for years now and something must be done.'
Cllr Kennedy added that he would raise the issue at the next Arklow Municipal District meeting as 'measures are needed to prevent this from happening'.