Mayo County Council is one of a number of local authorities that have received complaints over the last two years about farmers spreading slurry.

The Irish Farmers Journal reports that almost 250 complaints nationally have been made - with the complaints to county councils relating to both the smell, and road conditions following slurry spreading.

Cork has the highest number of complaints about the smell of slurry spreading, with 19 complaints formally lodged already this year and 27 complaints last year.

Other councils to record formal criticism of the smell of slurry spreading were Mayo, Donegal and Carlow.

County Councils also received complaints in relation to road conditions following slurry spreading - with Louth and Monaghan County Council receiving the highest number of these complaints.



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