Tag Archives: Water Quality


This morning.

Leixlip, County Kildare.

Glum scenes at the very gloomy Leixlip Water Treatment Plant from where a boil water notice was re-issued for parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath due to “bad weather” less than a fortnight after the last one was lifted.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed the Government considered shutting-off the water supply for homes and businesses that receive their water from this plant, but decided a boil water notice would be less inconvenient.

Yesterday: On The Boil


Sam Boal/Rollingnews


This morning, 6.30

Sandycove, County Dublin

Jared Huet writes;

Stay out of the water….

Swimming ban at Dublin beaches following Ringsend overflow (RTÉ)


This morning.

Seapoint, County Dublin.



flossieandthebeachcleaners tweetz:

Sandycove this morning…fancy a dip, even the jellyfish have changed colour 🤢💩@dlrcc @EPAIreland @CormacDevlin



Scenes from Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin today following a temporary swimming prohibition.

Sasko writes:

“Additionally, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County council has also banned bathing at a further two beaches: at Killiney beach, and White Rock in Dalkey. Killiney beach had its blue flag suspended due to the detection of E.coli and Enterococci in the July 16 tests. Further tests have been taken to determine the levels of contamination and results will be published within 48 hours. It is believed the water had high levels of bacteria which breach the minimum health standards due to adverse weather conditions, faecal matter and overflow from drains…”


(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland)

Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 11.46.15Delicious.

Hamstercrusher writes:

Just thought I’d show you this from my home  (near Trim, Co Meath). This is the water we are supposed to be paying water rates for.

No photo manipulation at all involved, used the kitchen roll as colour comparison. The bubbles are because it’s straight from the tap. I literally filled the glass and put it down, this ain’t beer…