Litter in Ireland’s cities has worsened to levels “not seen in 10 years”, a new survey has found.
The first post-lockdown survey by Irish Business Against Litter has shown that while the majority of Ireland’s towns have been cleaned up over the past 12 months, litter in the main cities has worsened.
Galway Inner City- Ballybane was branded as “littered”, Roscommon and Sligo were ranked as ‘moderately littered’ while Ballina and Galway City Centre were classified as ‘clean to European norms.
Around the country, the number of areas deemed clean by An Taisce rose from 17 to 23 in the latest survey.
In all, 68 per cent of towns showed an improvement on last year.
The majority of urban areas fared worse than in 2020, only Galway and Dublin’s Tallaght and Ballymun registered significant year-on-year improvement.