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A discharge from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay in February

Now that the public has been made aware that sewage is allowed flow into Dublin Bay with every heavy bouts of rain, we should not be waiting for a plant extension to cater for these events.

Land is plentiful down at Ringsend with numerous empty derelict buildings lying there for years. They should build a number of steel tanks to hold the “shock load” of these heavy rainfall events. This sewage can then be treated as normal when the weather is dry.

Surely a simpler, more practical and cheaper way of dealing with this problem?

Peadar Farrell,
Protect Dublin Bay,
Raheny, Dublin 5.



Preventing sewage spills in Dublin Bay (The Irish Times letters page)

Pic: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

Saturday morning.

Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4

Localisation writes:

Good to see Yogis in action on the sewage-closed beach this weekend. But how can they ‘bear’ the smell?

On a more positive note, for once an appropriate smell arrives in time to augment the #Bloomsday hell the rest of us endure.

Joyce would surely have approved of the stink. The “fine tang of faintly scented urine” completes the user experience for the rest of the day.

Previously: “Five-Hundred Yards Of Sh*t-Smelling Foulness I Can’t Even Imagine, Or Maybe I Just Don’t Want To.”

Merrion Strand, Sandymount, Dublin 4

The public have been warned not to swim at Sandymount Strand and Merrion Strand and the beaches are expected to remain closed for the rest of the summer.

The two Dublin strands are among five beaches closed because of an emergency sewage overflow due to a mechanical or electrical breakdown.

A temporary breakdown at a pumping station resulted in a discharge to the Liffey, according to Dublin City Council…


Swimming banned at Dublin beaches Sandymount Strand and Merrion Strand during Irish heatwave due to sewage overflows (TheIrishSun)


Save Poolbeg.


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Photographer S. Morita captures the beauty of Japan’s stylised manhole covers – a phenomenon that apparently started back in 1985 when a high-ranking bureaucrat in the construction ministry hit on the idea of allowing municipalities to design their own, thereby making the high cost of sewage projects a little more palatable while encouraging taxpayers to take pride in their local area.

Nearly two decades on, with ongoing design competitions and much publicity, there are an estimated 6000 such sewage-related delights in place.

Hundreds more here.