Swimming ban for Dublin beaches has been lifted earlier than expected 2 months ago

Swimming ban for Dublin beaches has been lifted earlier than expected

Fancy a swim?

Eight beaches in Dublin have been reopened for swimming following a sewage leak at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

In a statement issued on Monday morning, the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council confirmed that the water quality had been tested and founded safe.

The council wrote on Twitter: "Water quality testing results have come through in all bathing areas in Dùn Laoghaire-Rathdown and they are now back to normal. All temporary bathing prohibition notices have been removed from all bathing areas. All warning flags at lifeguards beaches have been removed."

The warning had pertained to eight beachesDollymount, Merrion and Sandymount in Dublin Cityand Killiney, Sandycove Beach, White Rock Beach, Seapoint and the Forty Foot in Dun Laoighaire.

The notice, which was issued three days ago, had been expected to last for seven days.