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January 2023
# Cleanup
Irish cities improving on litter but still struggling to stay clean
The survey has also shown a significant rise in the numbers of areas deemed clean across Ireland.
Last year
Litter levels on the rise in beaches and harbours
The seafront in Bray was again praised, as was Dun Laoghaire, but Kinsale and Dingle deteriorated to ‘littered’ status.
# Litter League
The number of litter blackspots around Ireland has been halved, survey finds
Two-thirds of the 40 towns and cities surveyed were found to be clean but a group says action is needed to tackle coffee cup waste.
# Survey
Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities
PPE litter has also increased in the past year, according to the survey by a business group.
All time
# load of rubbish
Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'
Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, according to Irish Business Against Litter.
# Rubbish
There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.
# Masks
Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.
# Clean
Litter rankings: Kilkenny cleanest in Ireland while Dublin's north inner city 'seriously littered'
27 of the 40 towns and cities surveyed were deemed clean.
Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted: these are the biggest blackspots
The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts.
Most tourist towns cleaner than ever... but one Dublin suburb named first litter blackspot in years
Kilkenny comes out on top in the latest cleanliness survey for the group Irish Business Against Litter.
# good clean fight
Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
Galway City Ballybane and Dublin North Inner City came in at the bottom of the rankings, described as “seriously littered”.
Littering in Ireland's 'neglected' urban areas is rising, according to an annual survey
Parts of Galway, Dublin and Cork were more heavily littered than in previous years.
# What a Load of Rubbish
Litter survey finds majority of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours are polluted: here are the biggest blackspots
Just four out of 50 areas inspected were found to be clean to European standards.
# Best in show
Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town
The runners up were Roscommon and last year’s winner Kildare.
Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns
Irish Business Against Litter said that overall, this year had the best result yet for Ireland in its litter survey.
Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?
We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.
# Lilywhiter than white
Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town
A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.
# not so tidy towns
People trying to 'covertly evade bin charges' are making our towns and cities dirtier
A new survey says that, while most areas are generally clean, there is a “worrying slippage” in towns and cities.
# load of rubbish
Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland
Sweet papers were the most common form of litter on our streets, followed by fast food wrappers, cigarette butts and chewing gum.
# litterbugs
Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland
The good news is that 75% of towns and cities were found to be as clean or cleaner than European counterparts.
# Rubbish
Dublin city centre achieves clean rating for the first time in 18 years
A national litter survey has found that many Irish towns and cities are cleaner than our European counterparts.
# ibal litter league
Cavan is the cleanest town in Ireland - where does your town rank?
The results of the IBAL Anti-Litter League are out today – here are the results.
# Capital
Dirty Dublin no more, as capital declared 'clean'
The Irish Business Against Litter Anti-Litter League 2013 results are out today.
# THE rankings
IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?
# Litter
Kilkenny named Ireland's cleanest town for 2012
The Marble City pips Cavan and Killarney to be named Ireland’s cleanest by Irish Business Against Litter.
# Your Say
Poll: Will litter blackspots affect The Gathering?
IBAL has warned that litter blackspots could tarnish the Gathering ‘experience’, despite an improvement in littering overall in Ireland. What do you think?
# Litter
80% of Irish towns 'as clean' as European average
More than 80 per cent of Irish towns are clean or cleaner than the European average – but Dublin’s north inner city has been branded a blackspot.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever personally complained to someone about littering?
An IBAL report says Ireland’s litter problem is improving – but Dublin’s north inner city and the environs of Dublin Airport are black spots.
# Rubbish Watch
Litter Warden: how is your town doing?
Where does your town sit on the latest IBAL Anti-Litter League? Find out here.
# Dirty Isle
Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport
But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.
# Litter
Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness
Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.
# Litter
Update: And the winner of the cleanest town in Ireland is…
The Irish Business Against Litter group has named the outright winner among Ireland’s tidiest towns – and delivered some bad news for Dublin and Cork.
# Pristine Clean
Dublin business group says litter survey is misleading
Dublin City BID says survey highlighting Dublin as a litter black spot has led to “misleading” and “damaging” headlines today.
# Dirty Dublin
Killarney hailed as Ireland's cleanest town but Dublin is a "dirty black spot"
Cigarette butts, fast food wrappings and chewing gum are again the biggest sources of litter around Ireland.
# litterbugs
Portlaoise is Ireland's most littered town; Carlow is the tidiest
As Co Laois town named Ireland’s most littered place in IBAL League, ‘litter Twitter’ encourages public to tweet pics of blackspots to them.