Dog owner fined €800 for dog offences and littering
By Brendan Grehan
A DOG OWNER who was also done for littering was fined €400 and €400 costs by Tallaght Court.
Tracy Dingle’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, told Judge Patricia McNamara that Dingle’s dog, “Tyson” had since gone to “the great kennel in the sky”.
Dingle, aged 46, with an address at Kiltalown Road, Tallaght, was accused of having a dog not under effective control at Rathmintin Crescent in Tallaght on March 6, 2013.
She was also accused of creating litter at Kiltalown Road on February 25, 2016.
Philip Behan, Dog Warden with South Dublin County Council told the court that on March 6, 2013, he had been on patrol when he observed a Staffordshire bull terrier mix unaccompanied in Rathmintin Crescent.
He said the dog was known to him and he followed it back to its home at Kiltalown Road. Mr Behan said he spoke to Dingle and issued a €100 fine which had not been paid.
Mr Behan said Dingle had three previous convictions for dog offences, two of which were for Tyson.
Judge McNamara fined Dingle €150 and €200 costs.
Peter Lynch, litter warden with SDCC, told the court that on February 25 last, he came across a number of bags of litter on Kiltalown Road.
He said that he found evidence in one of the bags related to Dingle.
Mr Hennessy said his client is a mother of three children, one of whomis still at school.
Judge McNamara fined Dingle €250 and €200 costs.