Dublin beaches closed to swimmers following wastewater overflow
Five Dublin beaches have been closed to swimmers because of a wastewater overflow.
Heavy rain in Dublin overnight triggered an overflow which meant that partially treated sewage was released into Dublin bay.
People have been advised to avoid the water at Seapoint, Sandycove, the Forty Foot, Killiney and Whiterock until at least 6pm on Saturday.
“Following the significant rainfall last night, Irish Water have confirmed that waste water overflows have occurred from their treatment plant network,” Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said in a statement on Friday afternoon.
“Testing has been undertaken early this morning. We will continue to assess the risk to water quality based on test results and information provided by Irish Water."
Written notices are currently being placed at the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council bathing locations.