Swimming has been banned at two popular Dublin beaches.
Dublin City Council has issued ‘Do Not Swim’ notices for Sandymount and Dollymount Strand due to the “possibility of high levels of E-coli” in the water.
An overflow at Ringsend Waste Water Treatment plant is believed to be responsible.
The bans will remain in place until further notice.
Dublin City Council said it would continue to monitor the water quality in the coming days.
It comes after videos of ‘brown effluent’ entering the water near Portmarnock were posted on Twitter.
Unfortunately Sabrina, bathing restrictions are in place on Dollymount & Sandymount due to overflow Ringend sewage treatment.
Have to check North Bull wall as samples don't seem updated since 26th July. Truly terrible sewage into UNESCO Biosphere 😢🚫🏊♀️ pic.twitter.com/Ww0MccELkd
— Cllr. Donna Cooney (@donna_cooney1) August 2, 2022
A swimming ban was put in place at Sandycove Beach in Dun Laoghaire last month due to ‘elevated bacteria levels’ in the water.
Meanwhile, samples taken at the Front Strand in Balbriggan in late July returned ‘poor’ water quality results.
Main image show Dollymount Strand.