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Bathing ban at five Dublin beaches

Bathers are still banned from five beaches across Dublin due to water pollution brought on by recent heavy rainfalls, the Environmental Protection Agency has said.

Bathing bans are currently in place at six beaches on the east coast with five in Dublin and one at Bettystown, Co Meath.

In south Dublin, beaches at Killiney and Sandycove have been under a bathing ban since Wednesday.

Tests carried out by Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown Councty Council on Monday revealed that there were elevated levels of bacteria showing in water samples.


The bathing bans may be lifted later today after the results of further tests are released.

Swimmers on the northside haven't escaped as bathing restrictions were brought in at Claremont in Howth and Loughshinny on Tuesday by Fingal County Council due to poor microbiological results.

Bathing is also banned at Dollymount strand due to high levels of bacteria that were present in tests taken by Dublin City Council on Monday.

Earlier this month, bathing was banned at 12 Dublin beaches due to heavy rain. Restrictions were placed on Sandymount Strand due to high levels of bacteria showing in the water.