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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Rubbish

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Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town
A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.
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.
Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins
The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.
Greyhound insists there is no issue with rivals in Dublin city
They say the issue is down to shopkeepers.
Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year
There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.
Montana woman killed baby girl and hid her body in a bin
The woman admitted punching the baby on three occasions.
Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year
“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”
Homeless man 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown into rubbish truck
He went through two compaction cycles.
The most litter-strewn town in Ireland is...
The Irish Business Against Litter has said that litter blackspots in Dublin and Cork have been improving.
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?
Recycling worker finds (and returns) €1,500 hidden in a shoe
Fair play Costica.
Dublin 8 resident loses the rag with litter dumping neighbours
They’ve had enough.
Dublin City Council denies suggestion it is "wholesale" removing litter bins
A local councillor says removing bins is not the way to discourage illegal dumping.
Could Rex Ryan be leaving on a Jets plane after latest loss?
The Dolphins rallied late to beat Gang Green last night.
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.”
Video: Angry mob throws Ukrainian MP into bin
Then throws a tyre at him. As you do.
Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons
The company has not yet re-applied for the permit, the council confirmed.
Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC
The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.
Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers' court
The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.
High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks
Joan Collins and two Dublin councillors have been ordered to stop the blockade – but workers have vowed to continue to picket.
Infographic: Here's how a Sainsbury's store will run on rubbish
Supermarket branch will use food waste to make methane gas and generate enough electricity to power the store.
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.
Both sides remain at loggerheads in Greyhound dispute as minister notes 'bitterness'
Richard Bruton says the future of the industry must be considered.
Greyhound: Agency staff are doing a better job than striking workers
Not true says SIPTU, who also say the dispute is a lock out.
Greyhound says workers are deliberately jumping in front of vans. "Absolutely not" says SIPTU...
A SIPTU shop steward was hit by a van yesterday…
'Now we have a real chance to make a living wage': Brazil workers upbeat on trash picking
For the world cup, 850 rubbish pickers – or catadores – have been recruited and trained to work in Brazil’s 12 host stadium.
Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work
The strike, which began at 6am, centres on a proposed pay cut and cuts to allowances.
Gardaí seized all this alcohol on Portmarnock beach yesterday
By 10am this morning, council cleanup crews had collected more than 200 bags of rubbish from the beach.
Truck 'strikes Greyhound worker' during unofficial industrial action
Greyhound Household said it has “exhausted all industrial relations avenues”.
Suspected home explosion turns out to be just a huge mess
Oh… we’ll just be moving to a different country now.
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.
This is the note we all want to leave to our rubbish-dumping neighbours
This Dublin-based ‘nice neighbour’ took action.
Changes to 'ease problems' with Dublin rubbish kick in on Monday
The changes mean that rubbish will be collected by all companies on specific days in certain areas.
500 doors knocked on as Dublin litter crackdown targets landlords
The council can bring landlords to court if they’re found to not be complying with litter laws.
Illegal rubbish dumpers told: "Dublin City Council is coming after you"
A Dublin councillor said that landlords need to have adequate facilities for their tenants when dumping.
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.
Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group is to begin a fresh crackdown in 2014, calling to the homes of people suspected of illegal dumping.
9 very lazy things you definitely do all the time
You’re probably going to skim this post, aren’t you? So lazy.
Irish men hoard more stuff than Irish women, says survey
64 per cent of people say they don’t like to throw things away, while over 23 per cent openly admitted that they are hoarders.
Who recycles more - northsiders or southsiders?
A new survey by Greyhound of Dublin users shows that one area in particular has a recycling rate of just 23.7 per cent.