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Dublin Ironman organisers 'monitoring' presence of dangerous jellyfish in Sandycove

The sting of lion’s mane jellyfish can cause nausea, vomiting and respiratory distress.

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THE ORGANISERS OF an Ironman event due to take place in Dublin on Sunday have said they are monitoring the presence of dangerous jellyfish in Sandycove.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has advised bathers to stay out of the water due to the presence of lion’s mane jellyfish.

In a statement, the council said: “We have raised the red warning flag in Sandycove and erected signs warning swimmers of the presence of jellyfish in the water and washed up on the beach.

Bathers are advised not to enter the water due to the presence of these jellyfish whose sting can be dangerous and cause serious symptoms including nausea, vomiting and respiratory distress.

In a tweet, the Ironman’s organisers said “athlete safety is paramount” and they will “take action if necessary”.

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