The community of Ennis has been praised following the results of the latest litter league survey.
The county town is once again among the cleanest in the country, after the final IBAL litter survey of 2019 has ranked it in 8th position.
Having topped the poll in 2018, last year saw Ennis drop to 22nd in the Irish Business Against Litter survey.
But these results show that in the last year, the county town has rebounded to 8th spot in the rankings of 40 cities and towns.
Once again, it’s classified as Cleaner Than European Norms.
The An Taisce Report, commissioned by IBAL, says the town had no heavily littered sites and is notable for the many attractive historical signs and information, like O’Connell Monument, Mill Bridge and Market Place.
O’Connell Street was exceptionally clean and well presented, and Tim Smythe Park was praised as an excellent site in terms of presentation, maintenance and litter.
IBAL Spokesperson Conor Horgan had outlined why Ennis didn’t rank even higher.
The report also says there’s evidence of a tie-in with the Tidy Towns in Ennis, with regard to façade painting along O’Connell Street and tree planting in Tim Smythe Park.
Ennis Fine Gael Councillor Mary Howard, a Tidy Towns Volunteer, says a huge effort has been made to target blackspots in the town.