Fianna Fáil Press Office
Cllr Cormac Devlin
04 January 2016
Dún Laoghaire secures second place in IBAL National Survey
Fianna Fáil Dun Laoghaire councillor Cormac Devlin has congratulated the borough on becoming the only town in Dublin to win an award in the annual An Taisce Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey.
The General Election candidate stated “I am delighted that Dún Laoghaire has received the recognition that it has deserved after several years of hard work. Coming in second place out of 40 urban areas is a massive achievement. There are so many volunteers that must be thanked as they have worked tirelessly in keeping Dún Laoghaire clean over several years. The Trojan efforts of these volunteers have made this milestone for Dún Laoghaire possible. Their work with the local business community and the Council street cleaning crews all made this possible. Well done to all those involved in achieving this remarkable result, not just for our County but for Dublin.”
IBAL spokesperson, Conor Horgan congratulated the town on the achievement. He said “It’s the first time in many years that a Dublin area has contended for the title of cleanest town. Well done to Dun Laoghaire on breaking the duck and narrowly missing out this time.”
The survey of 40 urban areas found that Irish cities had improved in cleaning up their litter from previous years and were named “Cleaner than European norms.”