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Traditional Christmas Day swims in harbours around Co. Wexford have been banned because of health and safety concerns.

Traditional Christmas Day swims in harbours around Co. Wexford have been banned because of health and safety concerns.

Several swim ban notices have been erected at a number of popular sites across the county, following a number of incidents over the last two years.

Marine Officer Captain Phil Murphy has said that swimming in harbours is dangerous and disruptive to fishermen.

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