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'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised

Oct 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,457 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across Ireland
  • Reporter Cormac Fitzgerald reveals hepatitis A outbreak likely caused by unsanitary conditions at site
  • Children speak about living in overcrowded trailers, waking up freezing and having no green space to play
'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands

Jun 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 22,816 Views 8 Comments

Councillors have accused the Housing Department of stalling tactics over new proposals.

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

Feb 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 28,990 Views 63 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

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 24,402 Views 22 Comments

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

Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 31,199 Views 21 Comments

The carcass had been placed in a barrel and dumped on the towpath on the opposite side of the canal to the Grange Castle Business Park.

Warnings after people begin dumping face masks and gloves on the ground
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Warnings after people begin dumping face masks and gloves on the ground

Apr 9th 2020, 5:08 PM 23,264 Views 21 Comments

Councils have seen an increase in littering with medical equipment.

Roadmap to reopen Ireland due Friday as 62 cases confirmed in Direct Provision centres: Today's Covid-19 Main Points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Roadmap to reopen Ireland due Friday as 62 cases confirmed in Direct Provision centres: Today's Covid-19 Main Points

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 7:00 PM 102,710 Views 44 Comments

Here are the main points to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world today.

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 84,636 Views 64 Comments

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

Call for crackdown on contractors dumping waste at Ballyfermot site after council spends €500k on cleanup
# Traveller Accommodation
# Traveller Accommodation

Call for crackdown on contractors dumping waste at Ballyfermot site after council spends €500k on cleanup

Mar 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 38,702 Views 0 Comments

Dublin City Council has admitted there’s an “impasse” in dealing with the illegal dumping at Labre Park.

Galway and Waterford city councils ask the public to stop throwing plastic gloves on the ground
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Galway and Waterford city councils ask the public to stop throwing plastic gloves on the ground

Apr 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,458 Views 17 Comments

“They just seem to be everywhere,” SocDem councillor Owen Hanley said.

Should you enter a public park after dark? Dublin City Council says it's 'common sense' not to
# After Hours
# After Hours

Should you enter a public park after dark? Dublin City Council says it's 'common sense' not to

Feb 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,469 Views 66 Comments

Councillors asked if extra lights could be added to some parks. The council said this would “give a false sense of safety”.

'It's archaic that we've side-by-side competition': Dublin City Council pushes for single waste collection
# Waste Collection
# Waste Collection

'It's archaic that we've side-by-side competition': Dublin City Council pushes for single waste collection

Jul 13th 2019, 8:00 PM 36,695 Views 71 Comments

Councillors voted last week to kick-start a process aimed at taking waste collection back into public ownership.

It would cost Dublin City Council €29 million per year to resume household waste collection, council says
# Waste Collection
# Waste Collection

It would cost Dublin City Council €29 million per year to resume household waste collection, council says

Jun 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 34,376 Views 117 Comments

The council stopped household waste collection in 2012.

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year
# LITTER BUGS
# LITTER BUGS

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year

Dec 27th 2018, 9:00 PM 9,666 Views 30 Comments

Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.

Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns
# High Court
# High Court

Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns

Sep 5th 2019, 6:16 PM 29,943 Views 0 Comments

If a fire started in any of the three buildings it would “spread very quickly”, the High Court was told.

Dublin's gun crime: '€500 for one that shoots or you can rent one that doesn't for €200'
# Gun For Hire
# Gun For Hire

Dublin's gun crime: '€500 for one that shoots or you can rent one that doesn't for €200'

Oct 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 33,398 Views 28 Comments

There has been a sharp increase in the number of people using this service, according to security sources and local representatives.

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?
# A Green Approach
# A Green Approach

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?

May 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,144 Views 36 Comments

While a green wave overtook the local elections, the Greens’ Ciaran Cuffe topped the European poll in Dublin.

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year
# Cleaning Up
# Cleaning Up

6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year

Jun 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,739 Views 46 Comments

Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.

Council needs €750,000 for new short-term letting rules - €350k over initial estimate
# Enforcement
# Enforcement

Council needs €750,000 for new short-term letting rules - €350k over initial estimate

Mar 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,844 Views 13 Comments

New legislation is set to come into effect on 1 June.

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

Jul 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,749 Views 48 Comments

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

Stationless bike hire scheme launched in Dublin with 200 bikes hitting the streets right away
# Saddle Up
# Saddle Up

Stationless bike hire scheme launched in Dublin with 200 bikes hitting the streets right away

May 30th 2018, 12:14 PM 32,919 Views 54 Comments

Irish firms Urbo and BleeperBike will operate the scheme.

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 17,000 Views 49 Comments

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
# Good Clean Fight
# Good Clean Fight

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 26,927 Views 20 Comments

Galway City Ballybane and Dublin North Inner City came in at the bottom of the rankings, described as “seriously littered”.

Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised
# Security
# Security

Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised

Jan 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,716 Views 13 Comments

Only 20 local CCTV schemes have received government funding despite €1 million being available.

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping

Dec 21st 2017, 10:14 AM 22,528 Views 55 Comments

Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.

Nearly a year since being pulled from the streets, 'stationless' bikes are back in central Dublin
# Tourism And Transport
From Business ETC
# Tourism And Transport

Nearly a year since being pulled from the streets, 'stationless' bikes are back in central Dublin

May 30th 2018, 11:30 AM 1,196 Views 0 Comments

Dublin council has agreed to allow two operators run dockless for-hire bike schemes.

Nearly a year since being pulled from the streets, 'stationless' bikes are back in central Dublin
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Nearly a year since being pulled from the streets, 'stationless' bikes are back in central Dublin

May 31st 2018, 2:00 PM 1,103 Views 0 Comments

Dublin council has agreed to allow two operators run dockless for-hire bike schemes.

Why this $3bn Chinese bike-sharing firm won't be launching in Ireland any time soon
# Tourism And Transport
From Business ETC
# Tourism And Transport

Why this $3bn Chinese bike-sharing firm won't be launching in Ireland any time soon

May 30th 2018, 1:01 AM 1,136 Views 0 Comments

Strict rules for shared-bike schemes in Dublin has made Ofo wary of an Irish expansion.

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 18,476 Views 31 Comments

“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”

'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 12,083 Views 54 Comments

Dumping is seen around parks in the city.

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area
# Charity
# Charity

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area

Feb 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,155 Views 32 Comments

Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
# Flying High
# Flying High

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced

Dec 24th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,417 Views 26 Comments

Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.

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 9,294 Views 29 Comments

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

Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains
# Fly Tipping
# Fly Tipping

Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains

Nov 1st 2016, 6:03 PM 11,893 Views 33 Comments

The move aims to combat the worsening fly tipping problem in the region.

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers

Apr 12th 2016, 4:20 PM 25,454 Views 80 Comments

The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns
# IBAL
# IBAL

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns

Sep 4th 2017, 9:10 AM 14,779 Views 24 Comments

Irish Business Against Litter said that overall, this year had the best result yet for Ireland in its litter survey.

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year

Aug 12th 2016, 4:07 PM 11,111 Views 60 Comments

There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.

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