Updated at 12.50pm
THE SAINT PATRICK’S Day festivities are over for another year in Dublin.
The cleanup got under way early today – and Dublin City Council says most of its work will be completed by early this afternoon.
This is what Temple Bar Square looked like around 6.30am this morning, following last night’s celebrations…
Here’s what it looked like just down the road outside the Temple Bar pub, just a few hours earlier…
Overflowing litter bins posed major problems for staff in the Temple Bar area, according to the Council.
“St Patrick’s Day is and was by far the busiest day of the year for the Waste Management Services Division with a reported 500,000 people viewing the parade alone in fine weather conditions,” the Council said in a statement to TheJournal.ie.
Sufficient additional staff were in place in the city centre including Temple Bar however it was very difficult to service litter bins in some locations due to the volume of people on street.
Staff have been working hard today to complete the cleanup, the statement added.
As the images below from the Temple Bar Company show, the efforts of local businesses and Council staff are already paying off.