Tralee outdone again by Killarney in litter league

16 Jun

Killarney has faired well in the latest IBAL litter survey, while Tralee has dropped further down the list. Killarney has finished in 19th position as ‘clean to European norms’ out of the 55 areas surveyed nationwide holding onto its ‘litter free’ status from last year. However Tralee has dropped 7 places from last year to 35th position as ‘moderately littered’. An Taisce described Killarney’s position as a good result, but mentioned the fact that Pony excrement on the streets seriously impacts on the overall appearance of the town.

The environmental watchdog described Tralee’s mid-table performance as a reasonable result, naming the recycle facility at Coiste Chontae Chiarrai as the most heavily littered site. The group says Tralee and the capital of Ireland’s number one tourist county should be aiming higher. Nationally almost 60% of our towns are deemed ‘clean to European norms,’ compared to 7% 6 years ago. In all, a record 32 towns have achieved litter-free status, with Ennis climbing strongly to claim the title of Ireland’s cleanest town for the first time. Tallaght comes last and is listed as a litter black spot.

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