Swimmers Warned Of Bacteria Levels At Two Dublin Beaches

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Swimmers are being warned of the possibility of an increase in the levels of bacteria in the water at 2 Dublin beaches.

Fingal County Council has issued a ‘Prior Warning Notice’ for Velvet Strand, Portmarnock and Loughshinny Beach which remains valid for a six-day period.

The council says a water sample is due to take place on Thursday, and results will be available on Saturday.

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It’s advising that for now people avoid swallowing water, avoid swimming with an open wound, and don’t swim if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.