28 June 2024 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan is the second best town in the country when it comes to keeping its streets free of litter, according to the latest survey by IBAL or Irish Businesses Against Litter. IBAL regularly ranks 40 Irish towns and cities on cleanliness criteria and their first survey of 2024 shows Monaghan in second place overall.

“An excellent result for Monaghan, one of its best ever over many years of inclusion in the IBAL Anti-Litter League,” said the An Taisce assessment. “Nine out of the ten sites surveyed got the top litter grade – examples of these included Monaghan Retail Park, Bring Centre at Town Centre Car Park, Monaghan Model School and Dublin Street – well done to all concerned. Clearly a careful eye is kept on the derelict site along the R186 Tydavnet Road and Scotstown Road as there was no visible litter associated with it.

“The residential area of Woodlands was exceptionally freshly presented and maintained.” Monaghan Tidy Towns Chairperson Emer Brennan described the result as excellent and said that the local Tidy Towns volunteers were delighted with the progress it represented. “This is our best ever result over many years of inclusion in the League,” she pointed out.

“Having had a 7th and a 6th place in 2023, the aim was to reach the top three and that has been achieved. This is thanks to the work of many people including the staff of the Monaghan Municipal District, our volunteers, the St Joseph’s CE Scheme, the volunteers from St Patrick’s Accommodation…

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