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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Litter

All time
# fly my pretties
Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday
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.
# Illegal dumping
'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid
“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.
# 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.
# smart bins
How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland
Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.
# Litter
Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins
The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.
# you can tell us
Honesty poll: Have you littered in the past month?
There has been an increase in the number of areas surveyed deemed to be litter free from 12.3% in 2014 to 16.4% in 2015.
# butt out
Cigarettes and chewing gum are still the biggest litter problems in Ireland
Those who litter have been urged to exercise personal responsibility.
# 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.
# sponsored gum litter taskforce
6 essential rules that every Irish person should follow
Don’t sit beside me if there are other free seats on the bus. Just don’t do it.
# working 24/7
Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city?
“To suggest … that Dublin City Council is complacent fails to recognise the scale of the challenge.”
Voices
Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?
We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?
# Litter
Plastic bags are still damaging the environment
Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.
# rubbish behaviour
Dublin 8 resident loses the rag with litter dumping neighbours
They’ve had enough.
# bin it
Dublin’s north inner city is a lot cleaner and no longer a litter blackspot
85% of our towns and cities were clean to European norms last year
# Illegal dumping
Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT
“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”
# Crime and Punishment
Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?
Rather than blocking up the prisons with less serious offenders would community service be a more viable option?
# 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.
# Rat Trap
Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'
Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.
# Talking Rubbish
Dirty old town: Here's what you have to clean up as a Dublin litter warden
Needles, dead birds, and shopping trolleys: just some of the stuff that you’ll need to clean as a litter warden in Dublin.
# scoop that poop
The government must do more... to deal with dog poo
Independent TD Finian McGrath has said the issue of dog litter is “under the radar” and not discussed enough.
# 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.
# dumping
Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping
Glasnevin-based councillor Paul McAuliffe said the council does not have the resources to police many of the bye-laws it creates.
# Dirty Old Town
Two in five Dublin dog-owners aren't cleaning up after their pet
Dubliners consider the issue a worse problem than cigarette buts, chewing gum or graffiti.
# Tax
TD suggests introduction of aerosol levy to tackle graffiti
Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said new measures need to be looked at to tackle the issue of graffiti.
# 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.
# Bag Tax
The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002
Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.
# bin it your way
'Bin it your way' campaign stepping up efforts around country
This year ‘Bin it Your Way’ adds TV and on-pack advertising to its campaign.
# Trash Talk
Council could 'take action' if tenants don't prove they dump rubbish legally
It is believed that just over half of council tenants sent letters asking them how they dispose of their rubbish have responded.
# Litter
Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter
Phil Hogan also published a report that showed the number of areas deemed to be litter-free in 2012 is at the highest levels ever achieved.
# Litter
Beach-goers asked to bring home their rubbish - not dump it
The beach at Myrtleville in Cork had large bags of rubbish dumped near the litter bins yesterday.
# Rubbish
Refund scheme for alcohol containers 'could reduce illegal dumping'
An Athy councillor says that introducing a refund deposit scheme would see fewer people dumping cans and bottles.
# Litter
City Council 'will spend €250- €300k to dispose of illegal rubbish'
A councillor says that she and her colleagues were told yesterday it is costing Dublin City Council between €250 – €300,000 a year to collect the illegally dumped rubbish.
# Illegal dumping
271 fined for illegal dumping in Dublin's inner city since December
In addition, a newly-formed task group issued 103 fines after surveying sites and investigating dumped bags.
# messing around
In pictures: If the rubbish in Galway could talk...
An Italian photographer has been “interviewing” some of the rubbish she’s spotted around Galway city.
# Chewing Gum
New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market
Revolymer says its Rev7 gum is removable and degradable, and can be easily cleaned from streets or clothes.
# 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.