Ireland’s cleanest town to be announced as latest survey released

No litter blackspots among 40 Irish towns and cities, with Dublin Airport ‘spotless’

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

 

Just one Irish town is now “seriously littered”, according to the last survey from the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group .

The survey of 40 urban areas found that where litter was concerned, Irish cities fared better than previously. However, improvements were necessary in Dublin’s North Inner City and Cork’s Farranree, which was found to be “seriously littered”.

The winning town in the survey will be announced in Dublin today. It is understood that Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Dungarvan, Longford and last year’s winner Kilkenny are vying for the title.

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”, a fall of 15 per cent on last year.

The most littered areas have improved, with Farranree in Cork no longer a litter blackspot and Dublin’s North Inner City shedding its “seriously littered” tag.

The environs of Dublin Airport were deemed to be spotless.