Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has congratulated Fingal County Council for making huge progress in removing litter from around Dublin Airport, meaning that tourists and other visitors now get a much better first impression of Dublin and Ireland.
The new Irish Business Against Litter survey gives a great write-up to the area around the airport, and shows that enormous strides were made in the last year.
“This area gives many visitors their first impression of Ireland and I am pleased that it is now virtually litter free,” Minister Varadkar said.
“I’d like to congratulate Fingal County Council and staff for all their hard work in making sure that our visitors get a good impression of Ireland when they touch down, particularly in this year of the Gathering.”
The IBAL Report noted that ‘clearly a more comprehensive and thorough cleaning regime is in place’.
The report said that: “The overall impression was a far cleaner environment and what is so encouraging were the sites which had scored very poorly last time and which were clean this time eg Swords Road to Blue Long Term Car Park. All of the sites directly related to Dublin Airport were not just clear of litter but exceptionally well presented and maintained. Well done Fingal.”
Minister Varadkar raised the issue of litter around the airport with Fingal County Council, Dublin Airport Authority and the National Roads Authority last year.
Other sites around the airport which were singled out for praise included the exits from Terminals 1 and 2, the Airport Roundabout, the junctions with the M50, and the approaches to the Red Car Park.