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Unspecified location, Dublin.

The launch of ‘Rufus the Handwashing Hero’  – with Mason (left) and Noa Belle (right) – on ‘hand’ to help “children under five learn all about handwashing and help tackle the spread of harmful bacteria.”

Zara Brownless writes:

Rufus the Handwashing Hero” is the star of a new free educational resource pack featuring a storybook, sink poster and sticker set. Developed by safefood with the support of Early Childhood Ireland, the pack has been arriving in more than 3,500 childcare providers since last week….

How cuddly?


*turns tap, rolls sleeves*


Pics: Marc O’Sullivan

Sandycove Beach earlier this week

Earlier this week Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council issued a swimming ban at Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot beaches following an overflow from wastewater treatment plants in in Dublin Bay.

Dublin City Council issued a similar swimming ban for Dollymount Strand following an overflow from the treatment plant in Ringsend.

Further to this..

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council tweetz:

Beaches update! Testing results show Seapoint & Forty Foot bathing areas safe for swimming.

Sandycove Beach sample showed elevated levels of e.coli /enterocci & will remain closed pending additional results due Friday

Fresh water test results are also expected to be returned for Dollymount today.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday:

Previously: Meanwhile In Sandycove

Pic: Flossieandthebeachcleaners