Kildare town has been named as the cleanest town in Ireland, in the 2016 Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) league.

The top five towns in the league for 2016 (Kildare, Roscommon, Ashbourne, Waterford and Thurles) all receive an Emperor Lime Tree courtesy of the Irish Tree Centre in Cork.
IBAL, which was founded in 1996, also gives an honourable mention to the following areas whose towns are as clean, or cleaner than, the European norm:

  • Enniscorthy
  • Ennis
  • Fermoy
  • Dublin Airport Environs
  • Shannon
  •  Kilkenny
  •  Killarney
  • Carrick On Shannon
  • Maynooth
  • Longford
  • Monaghan
  • Portlaoise
  • Cork City
  • Tallaght
  • Ballybeg (Waterford City)
  • Navan
  • Sligo
  • Athlone
  • Stillorgan
  • Cavan
  • DundalkStory Source: