The Environmental Protection Agency report states at 42 urban areas, sewage is discharged untreated, putting Irish rivers and bathing waters at risk of pollution.

The 42 swim sites where waste water is discharged are:

In Cork: Cobh, Passage West/Monkstown, Ringaskiddy/Crosshaven/Carrigaline, Youghal, Ballycotton, Castletownbere, Castletownshend, Ringaskiddy Village, Timoleague, Whitegate/Aghada, Inchigeelagh and Kilmacsimon

In Donegal: Killybegs, Bundoran, Falcarragh, Kilcar, Moville, Ramelton, St Johnston, Burtonport and Kerrykee

In Wicklow: Arklow

In Clare: Ballyvaughan,Clarecastle, Kilkee, Kilrush, Liscannor

In Fingal: Rush

In Galway: Ahascragh, Carraroe, Kinvara, Spiddal and Roundstone

In Mayo: Belmullet, Killala

In Waterford: Ardmore, Dunmore East

In Wexford: Duncannon, Kilmore Quay, Arthurstown, Ballyhack

In Louth: Omeath

Read the full report here

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