IBAL criticises state of approach roads

A new campaign to tidy up key tourist areas doesn't go far enough, according to a major anti-litter group.

The Department of the Environment has set aside 1.5 million euro to help local authorities tackle rubbish in scenic spots and visitor areas, with Donegal County Council expected to benefit substantially.

However, Irish Business Against Litter says that major roads in the country are the responsibility of the National Roads Authority - who are failing in their job to maintain them.

The Chairman of IBAL Tom Cavanagh says there's little point in cleaning up attrractions if the roads leading to them are filthy.