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# ibal - Monday 12 October, 2020

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.

# ibal - Monday 6 January, 2020

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.

# ibal - Monday 26 August, 2019

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.

# ibal - Monday 10 June, 2019

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.

# ibal - Monday 7 January, 2019

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”.

# ibal - Monday 15 October, 2018

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.

# ibal - Monday 13 August, 2018

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.

# ibal - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town

The runners up were Roscommon and last year’s winner Kildare.

# ibal - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# ibal - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act? This post contains a poll

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.

# ibal - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.

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.

# ibal - Monday 5 September, 2016

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.

# ibal - Monday 18 August, 2014

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.

# ibal - Monday 6 January, 2014

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 - Monday 2 September, 2013

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.

Dirty Dublin no more, as capital declared 'clean'

The Irish Business Against Litter Anti-Litter League 2013 results are out today.

# ibal - Monday 7 January, 2013

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?

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.

Poll: Will litter blackspots affect The Gathering? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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.

# ibal - Monday 3 September, 2012

Poll: Have you ever personally complained to someone about littering? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

Litter Warden: how is your town doing?

Where does your town sit on the latest IBAL Anti-Litter League? Find out here.

Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport

But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.

# ibal - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

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.

# ibal - Monday 9 January, 2012

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.

# ibal - Monday 29 August, 2011

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.

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.

# ibal - Monday 10 January, 2011

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.