Carlow Town 'moderately littered' and remains ranked 35th of 40 towns and cities surveyed

Fermoy crowned the cleanest town

Darren Hassett

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Carlow Town is "moderately littered" and ranked 35th of the 40 towns and cities investigated, according to the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) published this week. 

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, will present awards at a ceremony on Monday, crowning Fermoy as the cleanest town among those ranked according to litter levels in 2018, with Waterford City again Ireland’s cleanest city.

An Taisce, who carry out the surveys on behalf of IBAL, praised the Cork town as having "exceeded its usual high standards of cleanliness" and adding "great care has been taken not just with regard to litter but also overall presentation."

Just under 90% of towns surveyed were deemed clean, a slight improvement on the previous year, with Athlone and Killarney finishing just behind Fermoy. 

A Carlow councillor previously hit out at the IBAL survey of Carlow Town saying it was "unfairly treated".