Questions on Policy in the Dáil

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, TD for Dún Laoghaire, raising the issue of all year round bathing water testing - AGAIN!


Seanad Debate

Senator Barry Ward asks the Minister why is it taking so long to redefine the bathing season and when might we expect an answer.


Dublin Bay in danger

Dublin Bay has UNESCO biosphere status and we want to keep it. The Irish government is in breach of EU legislation and as a result the water quality in Dublin Bay is rapidly deteriorating.


Steve Flynn - Founder/Owner of The Happy Pear

Steve, a regular sea swimmer, sent us this message. Thank you for the shout-out and thank you for your support !


Order Of Business in the Seanad Éireann

Thanks to Senator Barry Ward who represents the Dún Laoghaire constituency for asking why sea swimmers are not deserving of regularly tested water to allow them make informed decisions before they swim.


Topical Issues in the Dáil 

Thanks to Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD for Dún Laoghaire for raising this issue.


In the Dáil chamber with Minister Ryan 

Deputy Bacik had the opportunity to raise the issue of an amendment to SI 79/2008 (The Bathing Water Quality Regulations), with Minister Ryan which would allow local authorities define the bathing season . 

She also learnt that Minister Ryan got an infection which he thinks might of been from swimming in polluted water!!

Do Not Swim Notices Issued For Two Dublin Beaches - 21/08/2021

" Two Dublin beaches have been issued with Do Not Swim notices, following an increase in bacteria found in the water "

  •  Click to listen to the interview on Today FM, The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Suspicions raised over reason for Sandycove beach restrictions -  12/08/2021
"Blaming birds and animals, they're not the problem here and they never have been
  •  Click to listen to the interview on FM104   


What the Taoiseach thinks!

When he was confronted by Joe Molloy on Newstalk Radio's Off the Ball, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin admits:   
Dublin Bay is 'particularly problematic' and 'very difficult’ and that ongoing spending will continue to improve the situation


SOS Dublin Chairman, Gerry Jones Interview

Gerry discusses, with Matt Cooper, the state of the water in Dublin Bay. Did you know that during the 4-year period 2017 to 2020, a total of 8.875 million cubic metres of untreated sewage and storm waters have been discharged into Dublin Bay???!