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Dublin Beaches Closed To Swimmers After Liffey Sewage Spill

11th June 2017
Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests Photo: Sarah777/Wikimedia

#Pollution - The beaches at Dollymount and Sandymount on Dublin Bay have been closed to swimmers after a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on Thursday (8 June).

According to BreakingNews.ie, swimming is banned at both of the popular city bathing spots pending the results from water samples expected tomorrow (Monday 12 June).

It comes just weeks after two Dublin region coastal beaches lost their Blue Flag status in the latest list of EU beach quality awards.

That announcement followed days from the news that three other Dublin beaches — including Merrion Strand, adjacent to Sandymount — had failed to meet the minimum standards for bathing water quality.

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