Minister Katherine Zappone says the fact Tallaght has maintained its high standing in the latest Irish Business Against Litter survey is a tribute to the hard work of local community groups, volunteers and South Dublin County Council.
Tallaght has once again been found to be ‘clean to European norm’ and is ranked 22nd in Ireland keeping up the improvement in the last survey at the start of the year.
Minister Zappone says the Government has a role to play in ensuring that the efforts of local people and the council are given every possible support.
Minister Zappone added:
“While there is a lot of hard work and dedication by community groups across Tallaght there can be no room for complacency.
“The reality is that illegal dumping remains a threat to our many fantastic green areas and parks in the South Dublin County Council area.
“I remain in close contact with my colleague the Minister for Climate Change, Denis Naughten, to see how we can ensure that both the council and local groups have the resources to combat fly tipping and dumping.
“We have spoken about the need for increased use of new technology including CCTV and drones, in particular in those local communities with back roads and little passing traffic.
“Local groups must also continue to have access to funding to support their work.
“Huge progress has been made. Now we must ensure that standards are not only maintained but improved even further and Government has a role to make that happen.”