Clonmel has slipped down 14 places in two years, according to the recent Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) League survey.
The 2015 First Round Results - published this week - places Clonmel as the 18th cleanest participating town in Ireland. The county town was judged to be “clean to European norms”. The top spot went to Killarney in Co. Kerry. Clonmel’s 2015 place compares unfavourably with last year’s 13th spot, and 4th place in 2013 - both years when Clonmel was deemed to be “cleaner than European norms.” The report had praise for Clonmel’s approach roads which were in “very good order”. The report found this high standard was maintained in other areas such as much of O’Connell Street and Wolfe Tone Street, which were deemed to be in “particularly good order”. These areas were not just clear of litter but “well presented and maintained”. Clonmel is the only Co. Tipperary town participating in the survey.