Sadly, It is Rubbish to Say that Galway is a Clean City
I am astonished that Galway was recently declared Ireland's cleanest city by the 'Irish Business Against Litter' (IBAL) and An Taisce, Ireland's Heritage Watchdog.
While not denying that some good progress has been made in certain areas thanks to the Mayor's publicity stunts & the efforts of the council's own litter wardens, nevertheless the city is sinking deeper and deeper in squalor. With toxic elements in our water supply, pollution in our rivers, chemical fertilisers in our fields and drink bottles and cans covering our green and pleasant parks, we are far from having a clean environment.
While all of us can do our bit to help rectify (I regularly take part in clean-ups), there is no doubt that John Gormley Minister for the Environment and leader of the Green Party can use his powers to do a lot more in this area that would improve our health and protect the country's increasingly threatened wildlife.
Click here to see why in my article and photos on the Greenwatch Galway website