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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.

From TheJournal.ie The government must do more... to deal with dog poo 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin city centre achieves clean rating for the first time in 18 years 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping 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.

From TheJournal.ie Two in five Dublin dog-owners aren't cleaning up after their pet 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.

From TheJournal.ie TD suggests introduction of aerosol levy to tackle 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.

From TheJournal.ie Cavan is the cleanest town in Ireland - where does your town rank? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dirty Dublin no more, as capital declared 'clean' Capital

Dirty Dublin no more, as capital declared 'clean'

The Irish Business Against Litter Anti-Litter League 2013 results are out today.

From TheJournal.ie The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bin it your way' campaign stepping up efforts around country 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.

From TheJournal.ie Council could 'take action' if tenants don't prove they dump rubbish legally 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.

From TheJournal.ie Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter 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.

From TheJournal.ie Beach-goers asked to bring home their rubbish - not dump it Litter This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Refund scheme for alcohol containers 'could reduce illegal dumping' 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.

From TheJournal.ie City Council 'will spend €250- €300k to dispose of illegal rubbish' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 271 fined for illegal dumping in Dublin's inner city since December 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.

In pictures: If the rubbish in Galway could talk... Messing Around This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market 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.

From TheJournal.ie IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish? 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?

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny named Ireland's cleanest town for 2012 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will litter blackspots affect The Gathering? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie 80% of Irish towns 'as clean' as European average 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever personally complained to someone about littering? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

From TheJournal.ie Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport Dirty Isle

Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport

But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council removes 48 street bins to deter illegal dumping 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.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-litter lobby backs 50c tax on chewing gum 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.

From TheJournal.ie Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness 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.

From TheJournal.ie Councillor wants Trim to become Ireland's first chewing gum-free town Sticky Situation This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Update: And the winner of the cleanest town in Ireland is… 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.

From TheJournal.ie Street-cleaners rejoice: UCC scientist develops non-sticky chewing gum 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.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Gallagher pledges poster-free election campaign 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin business group says litter survey is misleading 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.

From TheJournal.ie Killarney hailed as Ireland's cleanest town but Dublin is a "dirty black spot" 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to FixYourStreet.ie Fix Your STreet This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Meath village of Moynalty named Ireland’s best-kept town 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves 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.

From TheJournal.ie TD denies breaking litter laws on Irish Times front page 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.