Fingal, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, South Dublin County Council & Dublin City Council invited us, the public, to have our say in the Annual Review of Bathing Waters for the 2022 Season and the deadline was 17th June 2021.
There has been no feedback or results on this matter. SOS Dublin Bay are still trying to get some information.
Each local Council accepted submissions from the public. Submissions were made using the relevant links below:
Background to Public Consultation
Tens of thousands of people enjoy a dip at Ireland's beaches, lakes and rivers. City and County Councils must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. To help them, each Council are asking swimmers if they:
Under European and Irish law, City and County Councils must identify bathing waters each year so these areas can be monitored to ensure they meet stringent microbiological water quality standards. In some cases, the official bathing areas are also the areas where councils focus their resources providing lifeguards during the summer season. These laws also require that the Council prepares detailed descriptions or profiles for each of the identified bathing waters that describe not just the bathing area but also areas in the surface waters catchment area that could be a source of pollution. The profiles include an assessment of the risk of pollution and what action would be taken if pollution happens.