Phoenix Park open to Public as clean up following Papal mass is complete

27 August 18

The Phoenix Park reopened to the public at 4pm today, 15 hours ahead of schedule following an extensive overnight clean-up operation.Over 200 litter pickers worked through the night to clean up all public routes. The gates have been put back in place as has road signage. Tar installed on road kerbs for universal access has been removed. Indeed, the Papal site itself is almost completely cleaned.

Commenting on the clean-up Chief Parks Superintendent with the OPW Margaret Gormley said, "We operated a leave no waste policy for yesterday’s event and would like to pay tribute to those who attended and were extremely compliant in disposing of their waste in the recycling bins located around the site. Given the weather conditions, volume of people, infrastructure, I am delighted to say the park is in remarkably good condition and is now open again to the public."

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