Energetic New Partnership to tackle Litter in Dublin City

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The Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn and Managing Director of ESB Networks, Jerry O’Sullivan, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the  procedures to deal with dumping and graffiti at unmanned ESB Networks sub-stations in Dublin City.

Among the key features are:

  • ESB Networks will remove any litter within 5 working days of being notified by Dublin City Council.
  • Any graffiti issue will be addressed within 10 working days (racist or other provocative graffiti will be removed within 5 working days).
  • Dublin City Council will work with ESB Networks to tackle any recurring problems.

“Our city is of vital importance to the people of Dublin and to our visitors, so we need all the assistance we can get to reduce litter. This is an important new partnership and I am delighted Dublin City are taking the lead in this initiative and would recommend that all local authorities follow suit,” said the Lord Mayor.

At today’s event Jerry O’Sullivan, Managing Director of ESB Network’s Ltd, added: “This MoU with Dublin City Council is a very welcome development in enabling us meet our environmental commitments and is an excellent example of a Utility and Local Authority working in partnership to keep Dublin clean, and in doing so create a welcoming environment for all those who live, work and visit the city. It is also a very tangible example of ESB’s commitment to working responsibly in the community in keeping with our sustainability strategy. We intend to progress a similar initiative with other local authorities in the greater Dublin area and around the country.”

The Memorandum of Understanding, which is valid for one year, can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1dJnuwU

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For further information, please contact:
ESB Press Office: 01-7026009/087-2557186
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office: 01-222 2170/087-7400277
 
 
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