A number of people have raised the issue of dog fouling of our footpaths. As well as being a public health issue it is serious problem for wheelchair users and other mobility impaired persons. Some areas may be considered blackspots. Unfortunately, Limerick Council has issued very few fines in recent years and the street cleaning regime in certain areas is lacking also. Furthermore, there are only three dog foul bins in the city. We are pushing for a greater number of bins, increased fines (which will require Ministerial approval) and an improved street cleaning regime in certain areas.