Longford is named Ireland's cleanest town for 2015

There has been a 15% drop in litter levels on last year

Longford has been named Ireland's cleanest town for 2015 by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).

They beat off competition from Dun Laoghaire and three-time winner Kilkenny to take the crown, after judges found it to be cleaner than European norms.

The latest IBAL survey showed that no town was classed as a 'litter blackspot', although they still had concerns about Farranree in Cork and Dublin's north inner-city.

Drogheda, Dun Laoghaire, Dungarvan, Kilkenny and Longford were in the running for the top spot.

IBAL says three-quarters of our towns and cities are now clean to European norms, representing a drop of 15% on last year.

Spokesperson Conor Horgan explains why Longford won the title.

See the full results below:

Source: IBAL