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We are cleaning up our act

Published 09/01/2012 | 11:07

At a ceremony in Dublin today, organised by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), the "cleanest town in Ireland" will be announced.

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Not so many years ago, the phrase would have provoked cynical mockery. Now the concept is rightly taken as commonplace.

IBAL's annual report, published today, reveals that the generation-long struggle against litter continues to make progress. Almost three-quarters of all our towns are free of litter, and only two major urban areas -- the Dublin north inner city, and Knocknaheeny in Cork -- are considered black spots.

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