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#Litter

# litter - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown

Oct 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,314 Views 14 Comments

Volunteers said the amount of litter has been “particularly bad” during the pandemic.

# litter - Monday 12 October, 2020

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
# Masks
# Masks

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,230 Views 22 Comments

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

# litter - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,887 Views 46 Comments

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
# Big Beach Clean
# Big Beach Clean

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

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,583 Views 10 Comments

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
# IBAL
# IBAL

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

Aug 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,470 Views 37 Comments

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
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

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

Jul 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,568 Views 72 Comments

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
# Good Clean Fight
# Good Clean Fight

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 26,681 Views 20 Comments

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

Poll: Would you challenge a randomer you saw littering in public?
# Litterbugs
From The Daily Edge
# Litterbugs

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 4,128 Views 4 Comments

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
# Litter Blackspots
# Litter Blackspots

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum

Nov 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,444 Views 45 Comments

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
# Dog Poo
# Dog Poo

Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year

Nov 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,730 Views 42 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

Aug 13th 2018, 9:44 AM 32,227 Views 124 Comments

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
# Dumping
# Dumping

The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties

Jul 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 34,783 Views 25 Comments

“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
# Litter
# Litter

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Jul 14th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,546 Views 43 Comments

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
# Exhaust Fumes
# Exhaust Fumes

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

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,325 Views 74 Comments

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
# Kicking Bad Habits
# Kicking Bad Habits

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

Jun 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,653 Views 42 Comments

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

# litter - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation
# Pilot Project
# Pilot Project

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Jun 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,260 Views 61 Comments

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
# Marine Litter

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,324 Views 38 Comments

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
# Grand Canal
# Grand Canal

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

Apr 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,907 Views 49 Comments

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
# St Cuthbert’s
# St Cuthbert’s

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

Nov 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,773 Views 23 Comments

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
# IBAL
# IBAL

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns

Sep 4th 2017, 9:10 AM 14,770 Views 24 Comments

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
# Dumped
# Dumped

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

Aug 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,068 Views 54 Comments

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
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Jul 7th 2017, 6:25 AM 22,682 Views 27 Comments

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
# Lunch Crunch

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

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 15,209 Views 62 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# litter - Monday 19 June, 2017

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
# Litter
# Litter

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,495 Views 91 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn

Jun 19th 2017, 3:27 PM 18,359 Views 31 Comments

“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
# Dog Mess
# Dog Mess

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

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,652 Views 29 Comments

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
# Fly My Pretties
# Fly My Pretties

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Mar 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,265 Views 29 Comments

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?

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

Feb 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 23,735 Views 46 Comments

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
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

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

Feb 21st 2017, 6:17 PM 8,059 Views 29 Comments

“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
# Lilywhiter Than White
# Lilywhiter Than White

Kildare is Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2017, 2:01 PM 14,906 Views 19 Comments

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
# Smart Bins
# Smart Bins

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Jan 1st 2017, 9:00 PM 61,718 Views 27 Comments

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
# Litter

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

Dec 20th 2016, 5:08 PM 13,019 Views 57 Comments

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
# You Can Tell Us

Honesty poll: Have you littered in the past month?

Sep 26th 2016, 10:18 AM 26,335 Views 73 Comments

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
# Butt Out
# Butt Out

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

Sep 26th 2016, 8:02 AM 9,649 Views 47 Comments

Those who litter have been urged to exercise personal responsibility.

# litter - Monday 5 September, 2016

Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland
# Load Of Rubbish
# Load Of Rubbish

Survey reveals cleanest, and most littered, areas in Ireland

Sep 5th 2016, 12:01 PM 40,245 Views 67 Comments

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
# Sponsored Gum Litter Taskforce
# Sponsored Gum Litter Taskforce

6 essential rules that every Irish person should follow

Jun 17th 2016, 4:49 PM 35,422 Views 83 Comments

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?
# Working 24/7
# Working 24/7

Is Dublin City Council doing enough to clean up the city?

Jul 14th 2015, 12:59 PM 11,189 Views 59 Comments

“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'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?

Jun 29th 2015, 6:30 PM 1,354 Views 80 Comments

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
# Litter
# Litter

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:04 AM 10,398 Views 20 Comments

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

# litter - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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

Dublin 8 resident loses the rag with litter dumping neighbours

Jan 28th 2015, 5:59 PM 38,930 Views 56 Comments

They’ve had enough.

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