Council move in to begin clean-up operation at house in Stranorlar

Waste Enforcement Officers from Donegal County Council have begun a clean-up operation at a house in Stranorlar.

The council have moved in to remove rubbish from a local home after complaints from locals, it is the second time a clean-up operation has taken place at the house in recent years.

The occupants of the house hit the headlines earlier this month after it was reported that a mother, father and grown-up daughter had taken to living in their car.

But speaking from the scene today, this was something the family denied, and they said they where never living in their car.

Before today the family involved where not seeking any assistance from the local authority. But after the family spoke with the acting director of environmental with Donegal County Council, Joe Peoples, they agreed to let Waste Enforcement Officers move in and begin a clean up operation. The family agreed to this, as long as, what they described as "good stuff", wasn't removed.

The situation involving the family has been ongoing for years, but the story only hit the national headlines when it was featured in a Sunday World Newspaper article recently.

Locals have expressed concern about the level of rubbish outside with the Council removing an estimated  two tons of rubbish from the gardens last year.

With the rubbish again beginning to pile up the Council where left with no other option today but to move in and begin a clean up.