The 2017 Anti-Litter League has placed Letterkenny as the 15th cleanest town out of 44 surveyed in Ireland.
The town has risen significantly in the ranks from 35th place in 2016 and 36th place in 2015. The improvement has seen Letterkenny lose its ‘littered’ label from the past number of years. Now, Letterkenny is classified as ‘Clean to European Norms’.
Ennis in Co. Clare was announced as the cleanest town in the 2017 Anti-Litter League by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Minister Denis Naughten announced the winner at an awards function this week in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
In the league of 40 towns and cities, Ennis edged out last year’s winner Kildare and Roscommon. Waterford was again the cleanest city. A special public sculpture to the value of €40,000 will be commissioned for Ennis to mark the achievement.
This year, 88% of towns surveyed were at least as clean as the European average. It was a mixed bag for cities, however, with Tallaght and Limerick City improving but Dublin Centre falling back to moderately littered, and disadvantaged city areas dominating the bottom places in the rankings.