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# litter - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

# litter - Saturday 21 September, 2019

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

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

# litter - Monday 26 August, 2019

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

The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts.

# litter - Friday 12 July, 2019

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

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

# litter - Monday 7 January, 2019

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”.

# litter - Sunday 2 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge 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?

# litter - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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.

# litter - Thursday 8 November, 2018

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.

# litter - Monday 13 August, 2018

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.

# litter - Monday 23 July, 2018

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.

# litter - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'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.

# litter - Saturday 30 June, 2018

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

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

# litter - Monday 18 June, 2018

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

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

# litter - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

# litter - Monday 28 May, 2018

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.

# litter - Thursday 26 April, 2018

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.

# litter - Sunday 12 November, 2017

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”.

# litter - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# litter - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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

Dumping is seen around parks in the city.

# litter - Friday 7 July, 2017

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.

# litter - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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.

# litter - Monday 19 June, 2017

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.

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.”

# litter - Thursday 11 May, 2017

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.

# litter - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

# litter - Sunday 26 February, 2017

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.

# litter - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

'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.

# litter - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

A number of towns, including Bray, Castlebar and the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Galway are considered littered.

# litter - Sunday 1 January, 2017

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.

# litter - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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.

# litter - Monday 26 September, 2016

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.

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

Those who litter have been urged to exercise personal responsibility.

# litter - Monday 5 September, 2016

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.

# litter - Friday 17 June, 2016

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.

# litter - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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.”

# litter - Monday 29 June, 2015

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?

# litter - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

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

# litter - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Dublin 8 resident loses the rag with litter dumping neighbours Rubbish Behaviour

# litter - Monday 5 January, 2015

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

# litter - Saturday 1 November, 2014

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.”

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