Kerry is leading the fight against litter with two towns in the top three of the IBAL litter league.
Killarney is in first position and Tralee is ranked third – the highest ranking it has held to date.
Both towns are cleaner than European norms, along with 14 other areas across the country. No towns or villages have been branded litter “black spots” or “seriously littered” for the first time in the Irish Business Against Litter survey. Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Pat McCarthy and chief executive Moria Murrell have commended both towns for their efforts.Deputy Arthur Spring praised the groups who’ve worked hard to keep Tralee and Killarney clean and tidy.
In the report An Taisce stated that the first place position for Killarney was a fitting result for a town which is at the heart of our tourism product and home to the Irish Times Top Destination in Ireland. An Taisce also noted Killarney’s attention to detail. The An Taisce report singled out Castle Countess, the Aqua Dome and Tralee Town Council Car Park at Prince’s Street for their overall care in the presentation of town centre sites. Independent Cllr Sam Locke is chairman of Towards a Better Tralee:
Killarney Fianna Fáil Councillor John Joe Culloty says its great to see the hard work being rewarded: