A ban on a controversial weedkiller will reportedly be in place in parts of Dublin by the end of the year.
South Dublin County Council voted in May to ban the use of Glyphosate in public areas, after a motion proposed by Sinn Féin's Enda Fanning.
According to the Herald, SDCC and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have attended demonstrations on 'alternate weed control methods' in recent months as part of efforts to find a replacement for Glyphosate.
The controversial herbicide is used on various crops to keep gardens and public spaces weed-free.
While a report by the International Agency for Research against Cancer in 2015 found that the weedkiller was likely carcinogenic to humans, a subsequent report from the European Food Safety Authority suggested it was 'unlikely' to cause cancer.
In May, Cllr Fanning insisted "in such controversial situations the precautionary principle must apply".