Only one in every four people brought to court on litter offences last year was convicted.
Some 2,446 people were prosecuted last year for litter offences, but only 595 of these - just under 25 per cent of the total - were convicted, according to new figures from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
This compares with a conviction for one in every five people brought to court on litter offences in 2006. In that year,...
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