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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Litter

This year
Public toilet for dogs installed in Dublin
Dublin City Council will also erect 50 poo bag dispensers around Dublin’s North Inner City.
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
Deposit-return scheme on bottles and cans to start rolling out in shops
A 15c deposit will apply to cans and bottles up to 500ml and a 25c deposit on those over 500ml.
'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin
There are approximately 950 streets across the city where customers are allowed to use single-use plastic bags for their waste including most parts of the city centre.
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.
Six-hour cleanup at north Dublin beach after sand is left strewn with beer bottles and plastic
Photos of the debris provoked anger and cricitism online this morning.
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.
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
Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?
Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, a new survey shows.
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.
'Massive issue at the moment': Councils ask public to bin responsibly after recent litter increase
Cork County Council said it anticipates an increase in waste from day trips and staycations this summer.
'It's about personal responsibility': Increase in Dublin littering linked to pandemic and good weather
Images online showed green spaces filled with rubbish earlier this week.
Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.
Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'
Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.
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”.
'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown
Volunteers said the amount of litter has been “particularly bad” during the pandemic.
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.
Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.
This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.
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.
Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground
The 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report has highlighted the extent of the problem
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”.
Poll: Would you challenge a randomer you saw littering in public?
Tell us; where do you stand on this?
Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum
There’s a litter fine of €150 for those who throw chewing gum on the ground.
Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year
Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.
Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
40% of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered, according to a new survey.
The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties
“It’s ludicrous – you have amnesties for knives and guns – not bloody mattress amnesties,” one councillor said.
'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.
Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030
The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.
Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250
A litter report showed that cigarettes make up half of street litter.
Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation
Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.
Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.
Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter
A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.
Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars
One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.
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.
'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping
Dumping is seen around parks in the city.
This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters
Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.
Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.
Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn
“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”