Swimming Ban Extended

Swimming Ban Extended To Four More Beaches In Dublin

Elaine Stenson

Swimming has been banned at four more Dublin beaches for the coming days.

The news comes as a heatwave is forecast for later this week.

Last night Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said too much wastewater has discharged at several treatment facilities in the area because of heavy rain over the preceding 48 hours.

As a precaution, it’s banned swimming at Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot beaches.

This will remain the case until water conditions return to normal and test-results are clear.

It’s the second time this month such a ban has been put in place – eight beaches in Dublin had similar restrictions earlier this month.

Green Party councillor Ossian Smyth says the latest ban is a huge blow to the area.

It was announced yesterday afternoon that Dollymount was also shut to swimmers after the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant was unable to cope with a low-level rainfall warning.

It comes as weather-forecasters predict temperatures in Ireland could rise to the high 20s later in the week.