Signs of waste
• As an habitual sea swimmer in Dublin's Seapoint I am long since resigned to the public disregard and sheer inefficiency displayed by the local council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Firstly, it was the blanket pay parking on all roads in the area; a deterrent to less affluent visitors to this wonderful coastal amenity and primarily a blatant revenue generator. The said revenue never appears to be utilised for anything worthwhile.
For example, the last number of years have witnessed the nearby sewage treatment facility at Monkstown releasing faecal matter into the sea during heavy rainfall, thereby posing a hazard to swimmers.