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Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
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Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

Wed 12:10 AM 64,758 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Reports of dead seals on coasts doubled in 2020, charity says
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Reports of dead seals on coasts doubled in 2020, charity says

Feb 14th 2021, 12:33 PM 16,740 Views 18 Comments

Seal Rescue Ireland received 202 reports of dead seals around Ireland last year.

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
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Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,423 Views 11 Comments

Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
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Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,595 Views 3 Comments

High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
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Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,330 Views 32 Comments

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike
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Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 10:03 PM 37,451 Views 27 Comments

Johnson’s comments came after the Health Secretary reminded people the Government has powers to close public spaces such as beaches.

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced
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Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced

Jun 9th 2020, 11:35 AM 73,148 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland
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Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

May 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 99,002 Views 19 Comments

95% of bathing waters met or exceeded the minimum required standard.

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
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This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,639 Views 10 Comments

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

Bathing bans at the Forty Foot, Dollymount and Sandycove after another wastewater spill
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Bathing bans at the Forty Foot, Dollymount and Sandycove after another wastewater spill

Aug 9th 2019, 12:46 PM 20,956 Views 53 Comments

The bathing ban is in place in Seapoint, Sandycove, the Forty Foot, Killiney and Whiterock until tomorrow at 6pm.

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland
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Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

May 30th 2019, 8:12 AM 79,660 Views 32 Comments

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 2018.

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
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Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

Aug 13th 2018, 9:44 AM 32,232 Views 124 Comments

40% of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered, according to a new survey.

Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth
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Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth

Jul 10th 2018, 10:50 PM 19,711 Views 13 Comments

Fingal County Council has issued a 72-hour do not swim notice due to suspected water contamination from birds.

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list
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Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list

May 21st 2018, 1:07 PM 40,032 Views 19 Comments

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches
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Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches

Apr 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 34,590 Views 34 Comments

The polystyrene is from pontoons which broke up during gale-force winds.

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels
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Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels

Feb 17th 2018, 11:00 AM 19,370 Views 22 Comments

Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.

Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack
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Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack

Dec 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 17,338 Views 28 Comments

“The reason the drone is so important is sometimes we can’t see over the waves,” a surfing representative said.

Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage
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Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage

Aug 24th 2017, 3:37 PM 14,199 Views 9 Comments

The likely cause of the lower water quality at both locations is sewage from a wastewater treatment plant or sewer network.

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home
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Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home

Jun 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,587 Views 7 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched Beaches.ie.

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
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Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,516 Views 91 Comments

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time
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Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time

May 22nd 2017, 1:24 PM 37,608 Views 21 Comments

Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test
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Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test

May 18th 2017, 7:31 AM 33,991 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on Ireland’s bathing waters found that 93% met minimum EU standards.

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year
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56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,389 Views 32 Comments

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017
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Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017

Jan 19th 2017, 10:47 PM 32,143 Views 12 Comments

Dreaming of being on a beach? These are pretty nice.

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne
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'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:30 PM 36,351 Views 8 Comments

There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.

Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'
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Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'

Aug 19th 2016, 7:37 PM 27,703 Views 38 Comments

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

14 photos of Ireland's beaches looking gorgeous in the sun yesterday
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# Suns Out Huns Out

14 photos of Ireland's beaches looking gorgeous in the sun yesterday

Aug 16th 2016, 10:31 AM 6,857 Views 0 Comments

Bliss.

One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung
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One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung

Aug 15th 2016, 7:24 PM 64,895 Views 31 Comments

“As long as we’re careful, they need not be a danger.”

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand
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Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand

Jul 30th 2016, 8:45 AM 38,146 Views 44 Comments

The fish carries and excruciating sting. A particular warning is being issued for this weekend.

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches
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Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

Jun 7th 2016, 6:14 PM 24,014 Views 36 Comments

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge
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Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge

Jun 5th 2016, 6:55 PM 35,245 Views 63 Comments

The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.

Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year
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Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year

Apr 4th 2016, 7:50 PM 51,812 Views 57 Comments

Rain or shine.

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016
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# Coast To Coast

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016

Apr 3rd 2016, 1:00 PM 19,678 Views 10 Comments

Rain or shine.

Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies
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Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies

Feb 18th 2016, 11:24 AM 56,553 Views 81 Comments

There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.

These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016
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These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016

Feb 17th 2016, 10:19 PM 78,186 Views 108 Comments

Kerry was the most popular county with four of its beaches making the list, but one Cork beach took the top spot.

Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack
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Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack

Aug 24th 2015, 6:00 AM 24,683 Views 8 Comments

Beaches remained closed yesterday after the attack which came just weeks after two others were mauled at a nearby region.

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...
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Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Apr 21st 2015, 8:09 AM 35,350 Views 65 Comments

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

16 Irish beaches you must visit before you die
# Beaches Be Trippin'
# Beaches Be Trippin'

16 Irish beaches you must visit before you die

Mar 29th 2015, 8:15 PM 28,313 Views 14 Comments

99 problems but a beach ain’t one.

These are the top 10 beaches in Ireland*
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These are the top 10 beaches in Ireland*

Feb 18th 2015, 8:51 PM 46,033 Views 97 Comments

*According to Tripadvisor, at least.

Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10
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# Beaches

Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10

Feb 18th 2015, 11:39 AM 7,652 Views 8 Comments

Tripadvisor have ranked em all.

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