Gardaí in Cashel have arrested a man suspected of spreading septic tank waste along a road in Co Tipperary.

Gardaí put an operation in place after receiving a report in relation to the possible disposal of contents from septic tanks along the N8 for a distance of three to four kilometres.

A suspect tractor and slurry tanker was identified and on the evening of 25 March 2021, gardaí in Cashel arrested a man aged in his 60s.

He was brought to Cahir Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was later released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).


Gardaí from the community policing unit met with locals and identified the areas concerned, which is close to a school and is a place that walkers and cyclists frequent.

Tipperary County Council officials also attended the scene to carry out an inspection, as the improper disposal of such material can have drastic effect on humans, animals and the environment.

Members of the public have been urged to contact gardaí or their local council if they suspect any breaches of the Waste Management Act.