Howth Green Party Councillor David Healy congratulated all those
responsible for Howth being recognised as the cleanest town in
Ireland. Cllr. Healy commented: "The change in the appearance of
Howth over the last few years has been remarkable. Previously litter
was a serious problem in Howth. Now the natural beauty of the area is
matched by a clean environment. In particular I want to thank the
cleaning staff from Fingal County Council. The extended cleaning
service over the last few years is the key to Howth’s achievements.
But there has been a virtuous cycle: residents and visitors to Howth
alike have kept the area much cleaner.
"Local businesses have
played an important role. The local primary school Scoil Mhuire and
it’s Principal John Chambers deserve particular mention. The
green-flagged school is putting environmental responsibilty at the core
of it’s teaching and it’s grounds were singled out for special mention
by the assessors."
Further info: David Healy 087 617 8852
Press release by Irish Business Against Litter http://www.ibal.ie/press_releases/2009/PressRelease(1).pdf