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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# E.coli

Last year
# Outbreak
Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
29 cases were recorded in the week preceding 27 August, 7 of which were in the Mid-West region.
Temporary swim ban enacted for Dollymount and Sandymount Strands
The ban will be in place until further notice.
One in twenty private water supplies were contaminated with E. coli in 2020, EPA says
An Environmental Protection Agency report said the quality of drinking water from private supplies is “not as good as it should be”.
The agency said 20 of the 380 private group schemes, which serve more than 2,900 people, failed to meet the standard relating to E. coli bacteria.
Twenty-two private group schemes also failed to meet the standard for Trihalomethanes (THM).
Over a quarter of small private supplies, serving food businesses, nursing homes, crèches and B&Bs, were not monitored at all in 2020.
All time
# Skerries
People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to E. coli bacteria
South Strand Skerries itself remains open.
E. coli outbreak identified at setting in Mid-West region
The outbreak affected young children in a single setting.
# swim time
Swimming ban lifted at Wexford beaches after E.Coli levels recede
The council said the water is “once again of its usual excellent standard”.
# Water Supply
E coli found in 51 private water supplies that serve schools, hotels and pubs
Almost 20% of Ireland’s population is supplied by private water supplies, including household wells.
# Recall
FSAI recalls batch of raw goats milk over E Coli contamination concerns
Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in locations where the implicated milk has been sold.
# Careful Now
Public warned to take extra care with food after 96 cases of E.coli infection in ten days
The number of cases is over three times as high as this time last year.
# Don't Go Into The Water
Swimming stopped at Clare beach due to high levels of E coli in the water
The high levels are linked to runoffs from recent rainfall.
# Offaly
Almost 10,000 Irish Water customers issued boil notice after E.Coli detection
A full investigation is being carried out into the cause of the outbreak.
# something in the water
Swimming ban enforced on Dublin beaches as high levels of E Coli found
The council has urged the public not to swim in the water until Monday.
# Tipperary
Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years
Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.
# Outbreak
Child dies in Scotland after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese
The strain also made 20 people ill.
# IT Sligo
Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA
The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.
# Kettles to boyle
Some Irish areas have been on boiled water notice for over six years
The EPA thinks Irish Water should act more quickly.
# Water Supply
Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...
The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.
# Grim
Deadly bacteria normally found in toilets was discovered in the microwave of these students
Meet Conor, Padraig, Brian and Paddy.
# Golan Heights
Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli
The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.
# don't get in the water
Beach-goers warned about getting in the water at four Cork beaches
Be careful out there.
# Flying
Yes, airplane seats are as disgusting as you feared
# no bathing
Swim ban at Cork beach due to high levels of E. Coli
There’s a ‘no bathing’ order at Fountainstown, while precautionary warnings have been issued for three other beaches.
# Cork
Cork crèche closes after toddler found with a ‘probable’ case of E. coli
The crèche is closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the infection.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Food Safety
At least 49 cases of E.coli after outbreak at Belfast restaurant
Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency says over 200 people may have contracted the bug from Flicks restaurant.
# Balbriggan
Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming
The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.
# E.coli
Swimming ban at Cork beaches to remain in place until Thursday
Seven Cork beaches, including three in Youghal, have been affected by the high levels of E.coli found in the water last week.
# E.coli
Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches
Seven beaches were declared unsafe for swimming over the weekend over concerns about E.coli levels.
# Contaminated
Possible contamination leads to water restrictions in Tipperary
Residents of Clonmel have been issued with a boil notice, while certain restrictions are still in place across Dublin as well.
# Dublin Water
Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'
And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…
# Water
Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply
Authorities have released further information on the contamination of water in Clontarf.
# Open for Business
Clare beaches re-opened after e-coli scare
The Blue Flags have been restored at Lahinch and Kilkee.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Public Safety
E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts
The beaches at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point have all been closed after traces of the bacteria were found.
# Dish the Dirt
Dirty dishcloths: E.coli found on more than a quarter of household cloths
# bottled water
Bottled water 'safer' - but industry still needs improvement
Microbiological tests of bottled water shows that standards have improved in the past number of years – however, two per cent of samples are still classed as “unsafe”.
# E-coli
Irish cheese tests positive for E.coli in South Africa
A sample of Irish cheese tested positive for the bug in South Africa – prompting calls for an embargo on Irish dairy imports.
# E-coli
E-coli outbreak forces closure of Limerick creche
The HSE said it hoped the childminding facility could reopen soon.