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# litter - Monday 24 June, 2013

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.

# litter - Monday 10 June, 2013

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.

# litter - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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.

# litter - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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.

# litter - Monday 22 April, 2013

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.

# litter - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 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.

# litter - Friday 1 February, 2013

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.

# litter - Monday 7 January, 2013

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?

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.

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?

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.

# litter - Monday 3 September, 2012

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport

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

# litter - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

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.

# litter - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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 - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

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.

# litter - Monday 23 January, 2012

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.

# litter - Monday 9 January, 2012

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.

# litter - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

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.

# litter - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

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.

# litter - Monday 29 August, 2011

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.

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# litter - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge 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.

# litter - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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.

# litter - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

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.

# litter - Saturday 22 January, 2011

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.

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