News that a litter eye sore in Dundrum village has been cleaned up has been welcomed.

Since January, Dublin Gazette reported disgust over a large pile of rubbish being thrown over the railings at the Luas station.

It was revealed that the area of land in question belonged to the Eir estate, who said they had organised a team to clean the area.

Last week local councillor Lettie Mc Carthy (LAB) said she was “very disappointed” to see the litter was still there.

Since then, Eir has cleared the site and told us they have also made contact with a representative of Luas/Transdev and are meeting to discuss a solution to prevent further litter issues in the future.

This week, Cllr Mc Carthy told Dublin Gazette she is delighted the area has finally been cleaned up.

“It is great to finally see this area cleaned up and I welcome the fact that Eir and Transdev are meeting to discuss a solution to prevent further litter issues in the future.

“Litter affects our quality of life and people have enough to cope with daily without having to deal with the negative impact of eyesores like this.

“Needless to say, if people who are littering here showed more respect for their surroundings and the environment, it would be one less issue for all of us to have to deal with.”