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Swimming ban at Ballyloughane branded ‘a disgrace’

Tue, May 23, 2017

Ballyloughane Beach.

Bathing water at Ballyloughane Beach remains unfit for use because long standing commitments for remedial and repair works on two storm outflow drains - which pump water into the area - have not been carried out.

This is the allegation being mnade by Independent city councillor Terry O'Flaherty, who said the recently imposed swimming ban on Ballyloughane Beach, following classification of it's water as "poor", had come "as a big blow and a disappointment" to all who use the beach.

Ballyloughane has long been considered unfit for bathing, and assessments made over the past four years, along with regulations laid down by the Environment Protection Agency, saw the water receive its "poor" rating and a swimming ban was put in place and will remain in force for the rest of the year.


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