The public are advised not to enter at Seapoint beach for swimming as a recent test result showed high presence of e-coli bacteria in the water. The advisory notice was published by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County council yesterday and will be in effect for five days. The council had collected water samples from all five of the area’s swimming spots on 26 July and showed Seapoint is not safe for swimming. The follow up test later will examine the level of bacteria again and will decide whether the ban to be continued or not.
Apart from Seapoint, the beaches Stradbally in Waterford, Keeldra Lough in Leitrim, Clifden Beach in Galway, Cúas Crom in Kerry, Lilliput, Lough Ennell in Westmeath, Merrion Strad in Dublin, Balbriggan, Front Strand Beach in Dublin also have swimming restrictions due to e-coli presence.