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Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered' From TheJournal.ie

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Feb 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 39,581 Views 33 Comments

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
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There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

Jan 25th 2021, 9:54 AM 13,487 Views 62 Comments

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
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'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown

Oct 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,364 Views 14 Comments

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
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Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,336 Views 22 Comments

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
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Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,901 Views 46 Comments

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
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This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,665 Views 10 Comments

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
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Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted: these are the biggest blackspots

Aug 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,700 Views 37 Comments

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
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Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground

Jul 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,683 Views 72 Comments

The 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report has highlighted the extent of the problem

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
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Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 26,782 Views 20 Comments

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?
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Poll: Would you challenge a randomer you saw littering in public?

Dec 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 4,160 Views 4 Comments

Tell us; where do you stand on this?

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum
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Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum

Nov 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,488 Views 45 Comments

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
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Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year

Nov 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,870 Views 42 Comments

Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
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Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

Aug 13th 2018, 9:44 AM 32,238 Views 124 Comments

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
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The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties

Jul 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 34,928 Views 25 Comments

“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
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'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Jul 14th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,576 Views 43 Comments

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
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Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,338 Views 74 Comments

The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.

Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250
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Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250

Jun 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,767 Views 42 Comments

A litter report showed that cigarettes make up half of street litter.

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation
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Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Jun 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,295 Views 61 Comments

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
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Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,354 Views 38 Comments

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
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Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

Apr 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,985 Views 49 Comments

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
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Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

Nov 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,829 Views 23 Comments

One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns
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Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns

Sep 4th 2017, 9:10 AM 14,773 Views 24 Comments

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
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'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping

Aug 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,078 Views 54 Comments

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
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This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Jul 7th 2017, 6:25 AM 22,731 Views 19 Comments

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?
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Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 15,282 Views 62 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
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Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,540 Views 91 Comments

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
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Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn

Jun 19th 2017, 3:27 PM 18,392 Views 31 Comments

“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
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Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,864 Views 29 Comments

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
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Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Mar 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,276 Views 29 Comments

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? From TheJournal.ie

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

Feb 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 23,750 Views 46 Comments

We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.

'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid
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'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid

Feb 21st 2017, 6:17 PM 8,091 Views 29 Comments

“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town
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Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2017, 2:01 PM 14,932 Views 19 Comments

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
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How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Jan 1st 2017, 9:00 PM 61,810 Views 26 Comments

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
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Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins

Dec 20th 2016, 5:08 PM 13,066 Views 55 Comments

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

Honesty poll: Have you littered in the past month?
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Honesty poll: Have you littered in the past month?

Sep 26th 2016, 10:18 AM 26,374 Views 73 Comments

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.

Cigarettes and chewing gum are still the biggest litter problems in Ireland
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Cigarettes and chewing gum are still the biggest litter problems in Ireland

Sep 26th 2016, 8:02 AM 9,699 Views 47 Comments

Those who litter have been urged to exercise personal responsibility.

Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland
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Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland

Sep 5th 2016, 12:01 PM 40,268 Views 67 Comments

Sweet papers were the most common form of litter on our streets, followed by fast food wrappers, cigarette butts and chewing gum.

6 essential rules that every Irish person should follow
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6 essential rules that every Irish person should follow

Jun 17th 2016, 4:49 PM 35,444 Views 83 Comments

Don’t sit beside me if there are other free seats on the bus. Just don’t do it.

Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city?
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Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city?

Jul 14th 2015, 12:59 PM 11,247 Views 59 Comments

“To suggest … that Dublin City Council is complacent fails to recognise the scale of the challenge.”

Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?
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Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?

Jun 29th 2015, 6:30 PM 1,460 Views 80 Comments

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?

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