Ireland fined for failing to deal with septic tanks

The Government has been fined two million Euro by the European Commission for failing to regulate the installation and use of close on 500-thousand septic tanks.

In addition, from yesterday the EU is imposing a daily fine of 12-thousand euro per day for breach of a 2009 ruling until the issue is properly addressed.

Independent Northwest MEP Marian Harkin has hit out at sucessive Governments for failing to introduce the necessary steps to comply with EU regulations.

And she's called on the Environment Minister now to take immediate action......