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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 15 August, 2020

Beach-goers asked to bring home their rubbish - not dump it

The beach at Myrtleville in Cork had large bags of rubbish dumped near the litter bins yesterday.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL has appealed to beach-goers to bring home their rubbish after black bags were left at the seaside in the picturesque Myrtleville area.

A photograph taken by a local man showed the extent of the rubbish yesterday:

Photo: James Mc F/Twitter

Speaking to today, a spokesperson for Cork County Council said that all the rubbish has since been picked up. He said that the beaches on the Cork coastline would have been thronged over the weekend, and that Myrtleville is a small beach.

He said that the council “would appeal for people to bring their litter home with them” and that the council’s resources were stretched over the very busy weekend.

There are no plans to add more rubbish bins in Myrtleville, he said, while appealing to people to “be more civic minded” when it comes to rubbish on beaches.

With temperatures reaching into the 20s this weekend, Ireland’s beaches have been exceptionally busy. In Dublin, a strong garda presence was seen after there were reports of a ‘beach rave’ planned at Sutton Beach on Saturday.

Do you bring your beach rubbish home with you?

Poll Results:

No (1856)
Yes (1327)
Sometimes (263)

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