In an effort to keep the Irish capitals streets clean, city council litter wardens are issuing fines of 125 each to motorists who throw their cigarette butts out of the car window. This year the number of cigarette butt fines issued is already double the 212 issued in the whole of last year, with wardens identifying offending drivers by their cars registration number. Fines of 125 are also being handed out to occupiers of city premises who fail to keep the area outside their buildings litter-free. Dublin litter wardens have appealed to local residents and tourists to be careful about disposing of waste.