Category: Athy

Paying Household Charge at Council Offices

According to the Household Charge website – people who don’t want to register or pay online should be able to get registration forms and make payments at their local County Council or City Council offices. See more here about the new Household Charge which is payable by all home owners from Jan 2012. We did

Litter League – the worst Towns in Ireland

Tallaght is the dirtiest town in Ireland – that’s according to “Irish Business Against Litter ”  They are an alliance of companies who say they share a sharing a belief that continued economic prosperity  is contingent on a clean, litter-free environment. As part of the IBAL Anti-Litter League, An Taisce monitors all towns of population

Edenderry most Early Risers

Edenderry in County Offaly has the highest percentage  of early risers out of all the towns in Ireland with a population of over 5000. According to Census 2006 figures –  18.84% of workers in Edenderry have to leave their house before 6.30am to go to work. (498  workers out of 2963) The top 10 towns

Longford tops Unemployment Blackspots

The town of Longford has the highest unemployment rate in Ireland – of all towns over 1500 population. Census figures show that the percentage of unemployed people in Longford is 11.14% – compared to a national figure of 5.89%. Longford has  almost double the average rate of unemployment. Top Ten Towns for Worst Unemployment Rathnew

Balbriggan has highest percentage of Africans

Africans in Ireland Of all the towns with a population over 5000 – Balbriggan Co Dublin has the highest concentration of residents of African Ethnic origin. In Balbriggan 5.85% of the population recorded their ethnic origin as African in the 2006 census (890 people). In all of Ireland there were 39734 people of African origin