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Local representatives across the country are encouraging people who are socialising outdoors to bring their rubbish home with them.

Last weekend, images on social media showed overflowing bins at parks and other beauty spots nationwide.

Some councils have taken action for the Summer, including installing more bins.

Fianna Fail Galway City councillor John Connolly says there was a lot of litter left behind in Salthill last weekend after a large gathering.