Eight Dublin beaches have been closed to swimmers because of a significant wastewater leak.
Last night's heavy rain triggered an overflow, which sent partially-treated sewage into Dublin Bay and the River Liffey.
In the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area, 5 beaches have been closed off - Seapoint, Sandycove, the 40 foot, Killiney and Whiterock.
They'll be closed to swimmers until at least 6pm tomorrow.
Following the significant rainfall last night, Irish Water have confirmed that waste water overflows have occurred from their treatment plant network.
— dlrcc (@dlrcc) August 9, 2019
There are also three bathing beaches in Dublin City affected - Dollymount, Merrion and Sandymount.
Bathing Prohibitions have now been placed on all three of these, following consultation with the EPA and HSE.
Bathing Prohibitions are currently in place for Dollymount, Merrion and Sandymount beaches. This was as a result of adverse weather conditions and significant rainfall over the Dublin area last night. Full details: https://t.co/h1vTnQfZKg pic.twitter.com/BLQyn4iZ22
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) August 9, 2019