Swimming banned at eight Dublin beaches following sewage leak
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council have issued a warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.
The bathing areas affected are Dollymount, Merrion and Sandymount in Dublin City, and Killiney, Sandycove Beach, White Rock Beach, Seapoint and the Forty Foot in Dun Laoighaire.
In a statement issued on Thursday evening, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said it was made aware of a "sewerage wastewater overflow" at the Irish Water-operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant during a recent yellow weather warning issued by Met Éireann.
As a result, Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in consultation with the HSE, have put bathing prohibition notices in place at a number of beaches.
The notices are expected to last seven days.
All areas along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline, whether designated as bathing areas or not, are considered covered by this notice.
Notices are displayed at the beaches and on the Environmental Protection Agency website beaches.ie advising the public of the restrictions.