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# beaches - Friday 28 August, 2020

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

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

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

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

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# beaches - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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 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

Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year

Rain or shine.

# 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.

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