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#Beaches

# beaches - This year 2022

Six-hour cleanup at north Dublin beach after sand is left strewn with beer bottles and plastic
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Six-hour cleanup at north Dublin beach after sand is left strewn with beer bottles and plastic

Jul 19th 2022, 3:08 PM 52,042 Views 85 Comments

Photos of the debris provoked anger and cricitism online this morning.

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 29,571 Views 20 Comments

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

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 37,659 Views 63 Comments

Dedicated areas for dogs on leads will be established.

# beaches - Last year 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 61,013 Views 10 Comments

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

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 13,935 Views 2 Comments

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

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 16,368 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.

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 61,477 Views 26 Comments

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

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 69,044 Views 16 Comments

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

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 66,901 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

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 16,904 Views 18 Comments

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

# beaches - All time

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 21,860 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
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,681 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,441 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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 10:03 PM 37,480 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
# 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 73,927 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

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 99,322 Views 20 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
# 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 7,697 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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Aug 9th 2019, 12:46 PM 20,996 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
# Bathing Waters
# Bathing Waters

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

May 30th 2019, 8:12 AM 79,744 Views 32 Comments

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 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 32,257 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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth

Jul 10th 2018, 10:50 PM 19,746 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
# 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 40,094 Views 19 Comments

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

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 34,618 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
# Strandings
# Strandings

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

Feb 17th 2018, 11:00 AM 19,404 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
# Surfer Safety
# Surfer Safety

Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack

Dec 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 17,361 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
# 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 14,230 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
# 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 21,648 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
# Litter
# Litter

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

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,753 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
# 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 37,688 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
# Water
# Water

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

May 18th 2017, 7:31 AM 34,035 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
# Record Number
# Record Number

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

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,421 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
# Travel
# Travel

Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017

Jan 19th 2017, 10:47 PM 32,168 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
# 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 36,391 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'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Aug 19th 2016, 7:37 PM 27,779 Views 38 Comments

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

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 6,882 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
# 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 65,823 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
# Weever Fish
# Weever Fish

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand

Jul 30th 2016, 8:45 AM 38,609 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
# Pollution
# Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

Jun 7th 2016, 6:14 PM 24,051 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
# Get Out Of It
# Get Out Of It

Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge

Jun 5th 2016, 6:55 PM 35,302 Views 63 Comments

The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.

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 52,059 Views 57 Comments

Rain or shine.

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