Kilkenny is ranked in 14th place out of 53 in the latest litter survey by IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) and is one of the 37 areas to achieve the status of “Clean to European Norms”.
The city received an A grade for seven of the 10 sites examined, although three separate A grades were given to the Kilkenny railway station exterior, railway station interior and the bus station, which are all part of the same premises.
Other sites to receive an A included the N10 Dublin approach road, “Tholsel Street” (High Street) and Kilkenny Café.
According to the results, the “R712 Approach Road” received an A, but the “R712 Paulstown Approach Road” received a B.
The “parking by Dunnes Stores and river bank” was given a B grade because of food-related litter, as was the “R693 Thurles Approach Road” (Freshford Road) because of “a light scattering of fast-food wrappers and sweet papers”.
Of all areas checked, Killarney scored highest in the survey conducted by An Taisce, and North Inner City Dublin was ranked in last place. The survey is carried out in conjunction with the Department of the Environment.