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# Beach

Last year
# Poll
Poll: Would you like to see smoking banned at the beach?
The ban was brought into effect in Barcelona this week.
All time
# Boost
Joy for Mark Enright as Left Loose sparks celebrations at Laytown
This year’s event was delayed until November so that a crowd could be allowed.
# Quiz
Quiz: Can you tell where these Irish beaches are?
93 Irish beaches and marinas have been awarded Blue Flags this year.
# bacteria
Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.
# Coronavirus
Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike
Johnson’s comments came after the Health Secretary reminded people the Government has powers to close public spaces such as beaches.
# Dublin
72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to 'unacceptable levels of bacteria'
Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned.
# Bethells Beach
Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach
Police have urged the public to hand in any more packages that turn up.
# Clonmany
Gardaí investigating after body of female found on beach in Donegal
Foul play is not suspected in the death.
# Balbriggan
Gardaí have received a number of phone calls in relation to discovery of baby 'Belle' on north Dublin beach
The body of the baby was found at 10am on Saturday morning,
# Howth
Coast Guard rescues two swimmers who got into difficulty on Dublin beaches
The swimmers got into difficulty on Burrow Beach and Claremont Beach in Howth.
# Ericeira
Couple fall to death taking selfie on 40-metre wall in Portugal
It’s believed they dropped their phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.
# Doughmore beach
Surfers concerned about damage Donald Trump’s Clare wall could do to beach
People have expressed their concern about the damage that could be done to dunes and rare wildlife on the beach.
# Rossbeigh Beach
Locals fear damage that Storm Brian may do to eroding blue-flag beach
Rossbeigh beach is a beautiful attraction for locals and tourists, but it has been eroding dramatically over the past 10 years.
# Forlorn Point
Ancient human remains found on Wexford beach
The remains were found yesterday, a day after Storm Ophelia ravaged the country.
# Clare
Remains found on west coast beach confirmed as those of woman buried at sea
The remains were discovered by two walkers on a beach in north Clare in late September.
# man o'war
There's been an increase in jellyfish sightings on Irish beaches - here's what to do if you see one
“If a child starts poking them they’re likely to get stung,” John Leech of the Irish Water Safety said.
# Tragedy
Irishman drowns in Dutch seaside town
Local media reports say that he had gone swimming in the early hours of the morning.
# something in the water
Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination
The results of a routine sample showed a deterioration in the water quality.
# Lisbon
Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach
The instructor could be heard telling a control tower that the plane had suffered engine failure.
# Wastewater
Kilkee beach in Clare reopened after 'malfunction' at wastewater plant
Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience to locals and tourists.
# Clare
'Runaway' car rolls down steps towards the sea at Kilkee beach
Emergency services are at the scene and no-one is believed to have been injured.
# Beach For The Stars
Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched
# Portmarnock
Ice-cream van to the rescue after transporting patient from Portmarnock beach
What a hero.
# unidentified
Gardaí still don't know the identity of the man whose body was found on a Bray beach
The man’s body was found on 27 March, but remains unidentified.
# shark attack
17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast
The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked.
# congealed balls of fat
Warning as 'oily fatbergs' turn up on Irish beaches
Some of the congealed balls were spotted on Hoare’s Rock near Skerries, north Dublin.
# Survivors
New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers
Many volunteers gathered on the shoreline broke down in tears on hearing the latest strandings appeared to be over.
# rare crime
Iceland in mourning after missing young woman's body found on beach
Birna Brjansdottir was missing for eight days before her body was found.
# middle island
Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
A UK woman died in the crash.
# Long Goodbye
Guardiola: I am nearing the end of my coaching career
Despite being widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches in football, the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich man believes he could walk away from the bench soon.
# Beaches
'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne
There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.
# Kilcolgan
Man finds decomposed remains while walking on beach in Galway
The remains are believed to be female.
# islamic swimsuit
Photos have emerged of armed French police telling a woman to remove a 'burkini'
The woman removed the garment but it’s unclear whether it was actually the Islamic swimsuit.
# West Cork
15 spectacular photos that show Inchydoney is the best beach in Ireland
# swim away!
Swimming ban lifted at Portmarnock earlier than expected
It was expected to remain in place until at least Monday.
# velvet strand
A Do Not Swim notice has been issued for another beach in Dublin
This brings the total number of beaches where swimming is forbidden to five.
# Homeless
Wheelchair user found sleeping rough on beach in Kerry
He is now staying in emergency accommodation.
# valley of diamonds
14 memories anyone who grew up going to Enniscrone will recognise
A Sligo treasure.
# get outa the water
Shark detection buoys are being trialled off Australia's Bondi beach
The buoys use software that can detect the shape and movement of sharks using sonar and alert authorities.
# Rare
19 of the most Donegal things that have ever happened
Wile powerful stuff.