Swimming ban extended to Dublin beaches after wastewater overflow during recent heavy rain

Swimming ban extended to Dublin beaches after wastewater overflow during recent heavy rain
File photo of Dollymount Strand.

A swimming ban at three Dublin beaches has been extended.

Tests are being carried out at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion after a sewerage wastewater overflow.

Irish Water said it happened at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant during this week's Status Yellow rainfall warning.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to extend the ban to five of its beaches.

They are Seapoint, Sandycove, The Forty Foot, Killiney and White Rock.


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