Back in August 2015 Dublin City Council announced that it was intensifying its Anti Litter Campaign in an effort to deal with the serious problem of illegal dumping in parts of the North Inner City. At the time an Irish Business Against Litter report declared that certain areas in the North Inner City continue to be seriously littered with the area ranked 39th out of forty nationwide in respect of cleanliness. In 2018 it was reported that the North Inner City was ranked as 37th out of forty.
Set up in 1996, Irish Business Against Litter is an alliance of companies sharing a belief that continued economic prosperity - notably in the areas of tourism, food and direct foreign investment - is contingent on a clean, litter-free environment. As part of the IBAL Anti-Litter League, An Taisce monitors towns independently and in accordance with international grading standards. Visit www.ibal.ie for further information.