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#Beaches

# beaches - Friday 20 May, 2022

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced
# Blue Flag Beaches
# Blue Flag Beaches

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced

May 20th 2022, 12:00 PM 29,441 Views 20 Comments

A record-breaking number of beaches received the award this year.

# beaches - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?

May 17th 2022, 10:12 AM 37,439 Views 63 Comments

Dedicated areas for dogs on leads will be established.

# beaches - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Do Not Swim notice in place for two Dublin beaches due to high bacteria levels
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Do Not Swim notice in place for two Dublin beaches due to high bacteria levels

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:56 AM 60,141 Views 10 Comments

The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.

# beaches - Friday 11 June, 2021

Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
# Exam Weather
# Exam Weather

Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday

Jun 11th 2021, 1:28 PM 13,917 Views 2 Comments

As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.

# beaches - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Increased lifeguard services for Co Clare after busy weekend sees volunteers performing rescues
# Beaches
# Beaches

Increased lifeguard services for Co Clare after busy weekend sees volunteers performing rescues

Jun 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 16,320 Views 6 Comments

Lifeguards were not on duty last weekend at the busy Lahinch beach and there have been calls to have them working full time for the rest of June.

# beaches - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Quiz: Can you tell where these Irish beaches are?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Can you tell where these Irish beaches are?

May 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 61,445 Views 26 Comments

93 Irish beaches and marinas have been awarded Blue Flags this year.

# beaches - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2021 list has been announced
# Blue Flag
# Blue Flag

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2021 list has been announced

May 25th 2021, 12:09 PM 68,971 Views 16 Comments

The counties with the most Blue Flags this year are Donegal and Kerry.

# beaches - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

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

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

May 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 66,789 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

# beaches - Sunday 14 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 14th 2021, 12:33 PM 16,873 Views 18 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 28 December, 2020

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

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

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,836 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.

# beaches - Friday 28 August, 2020

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

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,658 Views 3 Comments

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

# beaches - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,423 Views 32 Comments

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

# beaches - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 10:03 PM 37,470 Views 27 Comments

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

# beaches - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 11:35 AM 73,903 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# beaches - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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

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

May 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 99,277 Views 19 Comments

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

# beaches - Saturday 21 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,684 Views 10 Comments

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

# beaches - Friday 9 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 9th 2019, 12:46 PM 20,982 Views 53 Comments

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

# beaches - Thursday 30 May, 2019

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

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

May 30th 2019, 8:12 AM 79,729 Views 32 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 13 August, 2018

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

Aug 13th 2018, 9:44 AM 32,245 Views 124 Comments

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

# beaches - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

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

Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth

Jul 10th 2018, 10:50 PM 19,732 Views 13 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 21 May, 2018

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

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

May 21st 2018, 1:07 PM 40,078 Views 19 Comments

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

# beaches - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches
# Plastic Menace
# Plastic Menace

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches

Apr 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 34,608 Views 34 Comments

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

# beaches - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 17th 2018, 11:00 AM 19,385 Views 22 Comments

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

# beaches - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack
# Surfer Safety
# Surfer Safety

Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack

Dec 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 17,348 Views 28 Comments

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

# beaches - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage
# Rush And Loughshinny
# Rush And Loughshinny

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

Aug 24th 2017, 3:37 PM 14,216 Views 9 Comments

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

# beaches - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home
# Beach For The Stars
# Beach For The Stars

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

Jun 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,638 Views 7 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 19 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,709 Views 91 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 22 May, 2017

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time
# Win Some Lose Some
# Win Some Lose Some

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

May 22nd 2017, 1:24 PM 37,666 Views 21 Comments

Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.

# beaches - Thursday 18 May, 2017

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

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

May 18th 2017, 7:31 AM 34,023 Views 53 Comments

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

# beaches - Saturday 18 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,406 Views 32 Comments

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

# beaches - Thursday 19 January, 2017

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

Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017

Jan 19th 2017, 10:47 PM 32,158 Views 12 Comments

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

# beaches - Monday 2 January, 2017

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

'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 36,381 Views 8 Comments

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

# beaches - Friday 19 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 19th 2016, 7:37 PM 27,769 Views 38 Comments

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

# beaches - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 16th 2016, 10:31 AM 6,868 Views 0 Comments

Bliss.

# beaches - Monday 15 August, 2016

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

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 65,508 Views 31 Comments

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

# beaches - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand
# Weever Fish
# Weever Fish

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand

Jul 30th 2016, 8:45 AM 38,514 Views 44 Comments

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

# beaches - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

Jun 7th 2016, 6:14 PM 24,039 Views 36 Comments

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

# beaches - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge
# Get Out Of It
# Get Out Of It

Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge

Jun 5th 2016, 6:55 PM 35,281 Views 63 Comments

The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.

# beaches - Monday 4 April, 2016

Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year
# Coast To Coast
# Coast To Coast

Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year

Apr 4th 2016, 7:50 PM 52,009 Views 57 Comments

Rain or shine.

# beaches - Sunday 3 April, 2016

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016
# Coast To Coast
From The Daily Edge
# Coast To Coast

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016

Apr 3rd 2016, 1:00 PM 19,694 Views 10 Comments

Rain or shine.

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