Fine Gael Senator John McGahon has called for more funding to be allocated to Dundalk Tidy Towns.
Senator McGahon said: “Dundalk Tidy Towns are doing incredible work in recent years, and there is not a day goes by that they aren’t out on the streets and roads around town making it a cleaner and tidier place for everyone.
“They put hundreds of hours in every week. This survey result is not a reflection on them, indeed without their work, we would be in a far worse situation.
“But they are volunteers and can only do so much, their extraordinary efforts need to be backed up and reinforced with proper funding.”
Senator McGahon was speaking after the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey described Dundalk as the most littered location in the survey.
“Clearly the funding that is being provided to keep Dundalk clean is not enough, if it was, we wouldn’t be ranked at the bottom of this survey. They should be commended by all of us for their hard work.
“If it’s a case that we need to allocate more financial resources to support Dundalk Tidy Towns then we should. There should be no question about that.
“Dundalk is the best town in Ireland to live in, we have excellent schools, transport links, housing and job opportunities, so there’s no reason why we can’t be the best when it comes to cleanliness too,” Senator McGahon concluded.