Monday 5 December 2016

Don't let ignorance of litter louts cloud these sunny days

Graham Clifford

Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30

A whopping 80pc of beach litter comes from land-based activities, such as picnicking and recreation. Photo: Steve Humphreys
A whopping 80pc of beach litter comes from land-based activities, such as picnicking and recreation. Photo: Steve Humphreys

At beaches in Howth, Portmarnock and Galway during the latest heatwave, families witnessed brawling youths and public drinking when they hoped to simply enjoy a joyous afternoon on the coast.

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Gardai have had to patrol beaches and temporarily suspend public transport services in some parts of the country in a bid to prevent escalating public disorder.

It's claimed teenage gangs are orchestrating 'flash bash' beach battles on social media.

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