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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Litter

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# 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.
# Dirty Isle
Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport
But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.
# litterbugs
Dublin council removes 48 street bins to deter illegal dumping
A local Sinn Féin representative believes that most offenders simply can’t afford to pay domestic bin charges.
# Sticky Situation
Anti-litter lobby backs 50c tax on chewing gum
Irish Business Against Litter says it supports Phil Hogan’s proposal for a gum tax, warning that any tax needs to be steep.
# 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.
# Sticky Situation
Councillor wants Trim to become Ireland's first chewing gum-free town
Although shopkeepers have rejected the idea, Fine Gael councillor Gerry Reilly wants the town to examine plans to outlaw chewing gum.
# 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.
# Chewing Gum
Street-cleaners rejoice: UCC scientist develops non-sticky chewing gum
Prof Elke Arendt has developed a process for creating biodegradable chewing gum – which does not stick to other surfaces.
# posters
Seán Gallagher pledges poster-free election campaign
Having earlier called on fellow candidates to ease off posters, Gallagher today announced he will not be using lamp post posters ahead of the 27 October ballot.
# 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.
# Fix Your STreet
U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to FixYourStreet.ie
The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.
# Best-Kept Towns
Meath village of Moynalty named Ireland’s best-kept town
The Co Meath village is Ireland’s best-kept, while there are also awards for Lismore, Cookstown and Coleraine.
# Election Posters
Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves
The four councils in the heavily postered city and county of Dublin say candidates were compliant, for the most part, with election poster removal.
# GE11
TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page
Frank Feighan is pictured with a campaign poster on the front of today’s Times – forcing him to deny breaching litter laws.