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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s this morning’s news to catch you up.

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

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.

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

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

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

Warnings after people begin dumping face masks and gloves on the ground Coronavirus This post contains videos

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

Councils have seen an increase in littering with medical equipment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The council stopped household waste collection in 2012.

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

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

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

Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”.

Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised

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

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

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

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

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

Irish firms Urbo and BleeperBike will operate the scheme.

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s your morning news fix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced

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

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

Dumping is seen around parks in the city.

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.

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

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

Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains

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

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

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year

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

'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.

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.

Dublin City Council posts CCTV images of people to stop illegal dumping

A representative for Dublin City Council has said that the initiative is already proving to be successful.

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