Dublin beaches get temporary bathing ban following yesterday's yellow weather warning with a sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

HSE advising people to follow warnings not to bathe on beaches Ban will be at least seven days

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Dublin beaches get temporary bathing ban following yesterday's yellow weather warning  with a sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

Temporary ban on bathing in a number of Dublin beaches

Following yesterday's yellow weather warning Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been made aware of a sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

As a result, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in consultation with the Health Service Executive, are imposing  temporary bathing prohibition notices at all public bathing sites in the county, starting today.

A spokesperson for  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said: "It is expected that this temporary prohibition notification will be in place for seven days. All areas along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline whether designated as bathing areas or not are considered covered by this notice."

Sampling will be taking place at all the designated bathing areas including Seapoint Beach, Sandycove Beach, The Forty Foot Bathing Area, Killiney Beach and White Rock Beach.

 

The Health Service Executive advises: "Aside from bathers & beach users any organisers of any coastline or water based leisure or sporting event along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline should pay particular attention to this notification."