Kildare is second and Roscommon in third

Ennis has been announced as the cleanest town in Ireland for 2017

The County Clare town has come first in the Irish Business Against Litter Survey, meaning that it is cleaner than European norms.

Last year’s winner, Kildare, came in second, followed by Roscommon in third.

Kim Buckley has this report:

In this survey of 25 towns and 15 city areas 88% were judged to be 'clean', with 40% 'cleaner than the European average'.

Navan and Carlow both fell into the 'moderately littered' category.

Just one area, Galvone in Limerick city, was designated as 'seriously littered'.

Waterford was the country's cleanest city, while Tallaght, previously a litter blackspot, was the fifth cleanest town in the country.