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# beaches - Monday 13 August, 2018

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

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

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

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

# beaches - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches

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

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

“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

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched

# beaches - Monday 19 June, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

# beaches - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

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

# 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

“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

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

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

The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.

# beaches - Monday 4 April, 2016

# beaches - Sunday 3 April, 2016

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

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016

Rain or shine.

# beaches - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies

There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.

# beaches - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016 Sand And Sea This post contains images

These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016

Kerry was the most popular county with four of its beaches making the list, but one Cork beach took the top spot.

# beaches - Monday 24 August, 2015

Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack

Beaches remained closed yesterday after the attack which came just weeks after two others were mauled at a nearby region.

# beaches - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

# beaches - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 16 Irish beaches you must visit before you die Beaches Be Trippin'

16 Irish beaches you must visit before you die

99 problems but a beach ain’t one.

# beaches - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

These are the top 10 beaches in Ireland*

*According to Tripadvisor, at least.

From The Daily Edge Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10 Beaches

Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10

Tripadvisor have ranked em all.

# beaches - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches

Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.

# beaches - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

It may not have entered your mind given the weather lately, but avoid the water at some Fingal beaches.

# beaches - Saturday 26 July, 2014

# beaches - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's the gorgeous Armani ad that was shot on Dollymount Strand Fashion Baby

# beaches - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Nude on the beach: Ireland to host International Naturist Congress

Naturists from all over the world will be in Ireland in September.

# beaches - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Get your bucket and spade: More Irish beaches get Blue Flag status

More than 76 beaches and four marinas were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award, an increase of six since last year.

# beaches - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland

Thankfully, 90 per cent of Irish bathing waters are due to meet the ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ standards which will come into force from this year.

# beaches - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Two Cork beaches expected to reopen today

Tragumna and Kilcrohane beaches in Cork were closed to swimmers after the water tested positive for high levels of enteroccocus.

# beaches - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach

The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.

# beaches - Monday 27 May, 2013

A child can drown in seconds in as little as an inch of water

Tips to ensure your children stay safe near water this summer.

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