Local authority officials should be bulldozing down unauthorised buildings in county Longford.
Councillor Peggy Nolan has called for direct action to set an example to those who put up fences, walls and even houses, without seeking planning permission.
She also maintains that those who go ahead and build a structure when refused permission, should not be granted retention.
The local authority is to prepare a report on unauthorised development in the county for its next meeting in September.
Councilor Nolan says a clear message need to be sent out.