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Northern Ireland dad and son and hauliers are fined over waste dump

By Staff Reporter

A father and son and two haulage companies have been fined a total of £26,500 for illegally dumping around 39,000 tonnes of waste at a site in Portadown.

Landowner Fergal McNally (63), of Derrykeeran Road, Portadown, was fined £6,000 at Craigavon Magistrates' Court for unlawful disposal of waste on land on Derrykeeran Road in the town.

His son, Michael McNally (38), of Derryneskan Road, also Portadown, was fined £3,000 for keeping waste.

Both men had pleaded guilty in May.

Hauliers Brendan Loughran & Sons Limited, of Termon Road, Carrickmore, and Colin Donnelly, trading as Donnelly Transport, of Ballyscandal Road, Armagh, were found guilty of unlawfully depositing waste on the site and were fined £15,000 and £2,500 respectively.

Authorities visited the site in 2014 and 2016 and calculated that over 39,000 tonnes of waste had been deposited there.

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