Council to write off litter fine for children’s bicycle wash sign

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County said it will write off a €150 litter fine issued after a litter warden spotted a sign for a children’s bicycle wash last Sunday.

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“At the time the fine was issued on Sunday morning, the shop was closed and so the litter warden could not speak to the owners about the sign,” said a spokeswoman for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

She added: “An appeal has been lodged, the circumstances explained and the fine will be written off.”

Yesterday, reported that a family-run Dublin bicycle shop was hit with the fine after the owner’s children put up a poster advertising a bicycle wash outside the shop on Saturday.

Astrid Fitzpatrick, who runs the Dutch Bicycle Shop with her husband Frank, arrived into work this yesterday morning with the €150 fine in their post with photographs taken on Sunday of the poster.


  1. If DLRCC spokeswoman has a bicycle herself she could contribute to the development of a bicycle oriented Irish-Dutch balanced family by having her bike washed there.


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