Jet skis 'causing problems for anglers and swimmers'

Jet skis are causing problems for anglers and swimmers, despite bye-laws banning them on designated lakes in Westmeath, according to Cllr Emily Wallace.

She complained at the June meeting of the Municipal District of Mullingar Kinnegad that the problem has become more prevalent during the good weather and demanded that the council take action.

Director of services, David Jones, said that if there were breaches of the bye-laws, they should be reported.

The council need details of the breaches in order to enforce the bye-laws and interact with those breaching them, he said.

He agreed to look at the possibility of putting a contact telephone number on the signs at the lakes.