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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 18 April, 2019

#Litter

From TheJournal.ie Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town Good Clean Fight

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? Litterbugs This post contains a poll

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

Tell us; where do you stand on this?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum Litter Blackspots

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.

From TheJournal.ie Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year Dog Poo

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties Dumping

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell Litter

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030 Exhaust Fumes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250 Kicking Bad Habits

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation Pilot Project

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

From TheJournal.ie Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter Grand Canal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars St Cuthbert’s

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns IBAL

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping Dumped

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

Dumping is seen around parks in the city.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters Litterbugs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

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

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun Litter

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.

From TheJournal.ie Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn Dublin

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets Dog Mess

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping 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

From TheJournal.ie Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act? This post contains a poll

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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town 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.

From TheJournal.ie How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins Litter This post contains videos

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

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

From TheJournal.ie Honesty poll: Have you littered in the past month? You Can Tell Us This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes and chewing gum are still the biggest litter problems in Ireland Butt Out

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

Those who litter have been urged to exercise personal responsibility.

From TheJournal.ie Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie 6 essential rules that every Irish person should follow 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.

From TheJournal.ie Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city? 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'? Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie Plastic bags are still damaging the environment Litter

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s north inner city is a lot cleaner and no longer a litter blackspot 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

From TheJournal.ie Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes? Crime And Punishment This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dirty old town: Here's what you have to clean up as a Dublin litter warden 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.

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