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Littering is a problem in Ireland, but let's not give out about lack of bins or the councils for the problem: the blame rests with the people.

27th July, 2013
In just one July weekend this year, Fingal County Council removed 3,000 bags of rubbish from beaches under its watch.

On Dublin's Henry Street last week, my eye was momentarily caught by an exceptionally cute little girl with carefully-arranged pigtails and a sweet summer dress. She was fastidiously eating an ice cream out of a wrapper and trailing around after a woman I assumed was her mum. As they moved to enter a shop, the little girl decided she'd had enough.

Without breaking stride she dropped her ice cream and wrapper close to the shop...

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