09:26 Thursday, 10 June 2021
How long before someone falls in to the canal in Galway?
What can we do to stop this? pic.twitter.com/tcgEX34Soa
— Galway Together (@galway_together) June 7, 2021
A video has emerged online which shows a crowd of young people dumping the contents of a large bin into a canal in Galway.
In the video, people can be seen laughing as rubbish is dumped into the water as a large crowd watches on.
Littering has become a huge issue as people meet outdoors to socialise, with local councils coming under particular pressure to supply more public bins.
However along with the litter, there’s also been a marked increase in incidents of antisocial behaviour, with a number of arrests made over the weekend in Dublin alone.
There’s been huge anger in reaction to the video.
I am usually so proud of our city but I’m so ashamed of these people & their behaviour. They’ll ruin it for everyone. Apart from polluting the Corrib & negatively affecting wildlife, the litter bins which we all demanded from the Council will be taken away if this continues. 1/2
— PictureDiaryGalway (@PicDiaryGalway) June 8, 2021
— Galway Ireland (@GalwayGaillimh) June 7, 2021
Culture is almost impossible to change quickly.
Homes schools and colleges….start there.
This is a disgrace yet again from our eco youth.
— Ollie (@Ollieingalway) June 7, 2021