While Tallaght was not cited as one of the worst litter zones in a new survey, we were amongst a number of towns (Navan, Athlone, Letterkenny and Monaghan) considered ‘moderately littered’ according to An Taisce, the Irish National Trust.
Thankfully Tallaght was not considered the worst offender though, with Cork’s Farranree being the only one of 40 towns surveyed to be considered ‘seriously littered’. Dublin’s north inner city was next on the dirty list unfortunately, although it was shown that there was an overall drop of cleanliness in Ireland by 15% from last year’s results.
The cleanest towns and cities were considered Carlow, Waterford City, Roscommon and Killarney, while those noted as cleaner than even European standards included Drogheda, Dun Laoghaire, Dungarvan, Kilkenny and Longford.
The surveys were conducted for An Taisce by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), a group of businesses who promote “a clean, litter-free environment with international grading standards”.