Tallaght was deemed to be clean to European norms in the recent Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti-Litter League report coming joint 22nd of 40 towns and cities surveyed across the country.

The report said high standards of previous surveys have been maintained at a number of sites in Tallaght Town Centre, Tallaght Village and Tallaght Luas Stop.

Sean Walsh Memorial Park in Tallaght was singled out in the report as an excellent site however littering at one of the ponds in the park was noted.

“Tallaght’s positive showing in the recent IBAL anti-litter league report, having been deemed clean to European norms, is a credit to the work done on the ground by South Dublin County Council staff and the residents and business community in Tallaght,” said Teresa Walsh Director of Environment, Water and Climate Change in SDCC.

“Improved Public Realm and civic spaces including tactile paving, new energy efficient public lighting, tree planting and grass cutting were all listed as adding to the cleanliness of areas throughout the town.

“The Council is constantly innovating and exploring additional measures to ensure we meet and exceed our targets when it comes to tackling litter,” she said.

Litter levels were assessed in 40 towns and cities across the country by An Taisce, who found 31 of them, or 77% to be clean.

This was in line with recent IBAL surveys.

Ireland’s principal tourist towns and cities are cleaner than ever as the peak season for visitors approaches according to the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), which showed Dublin, Galway and Cork city centres, Kilkenny and Killarney registering record levels of cleanliness.     

Kilkenny topped the rankings for the 5th time, ahead of Athlone and Killarney, and the centres of our main cities Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford were cleaner than previously.