University of Limerick praised in litter survey

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A MAJOR new litter report has given a clean bill of health to the University of Limerick.

A MAJOR new litter report has given a clean bill of health to the University of Limerick.

But it has described the Limerick College of Further Education in Mulgrave Street, for being “littered”.

The Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group put together a league table on a twice yearly basis ranking Ireland’s towns and cities in order of cleanliness based on surveyors visits.

Now, they have released a separate countdown looking at Ireland’s third level colleges, with the former Limerick Senior College one of only three institutions to be classed as littered.

IBAL said those in charge of keeping clean public amenities like hospitals, train stations and shopping centres should look to the performance of third level campuses.

”These positive results for most 3rd level colleges is another big leap in the fight against litter, as previous surveys showed several campuses to be neglected and rundown,” says Dr Tom Cavanagh, Chairman of IBAL (pictured).

“The achievement is all the greater given that the population of these colleges are bigger than most towns, and they are young population, which are more likely to litter. It augers well that our budding leaders are operating in a well-presented environment, which they will hopefully replicate as opinion formers and trendsetters in their professional lives.”