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A TV reporter's diving clip was removed following a complaint from a beady-eyed viewer, reports Niamh Horan

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Reporter Paul O'Flynn gets ready to end his RTE news report with a splash at the Forty Foot last week

Reporter Paul O'Flynn gets ready to end his RTE news report with a splash at the Forty Foot last week

Reporter Paul O'Flynn gets ready to end his RTE news report with a splash at the Forty Foot last week

Everywhere we turn, it seems people are prohibited from doing anything that brings a bit of joy into their lives.

So when RTE reporter Paul O'Flynn heard the Government was easing restrictions on public swimming - a hobby close to his heart - he decided to inject some light-hearted humour into his report to put a smile on the face of locked-down viewers.

The broadcast journalist, a champion swimmer and water polo enthusiast in his spare time, made a real-life splash as he signed off a news package when reporting from the Forty Foot in Dublin on the easing of outdoor swimming restrictions.