Three quarters of Irish beaches have "excellent" quality water

But six fail to meet minimum required EPA standard

5th April, 2016
Malahide beach. Pic: Ireland's Content Pool

Just over 93 per cent of Irish swimming waters meet the minimum EU water quality standards standards.

A total of 128 out of 137 beaches hit the mark for "sufficient" water quality over a four-year assessment period 2012-2015.

Three quarters of bathing waters, or 101 out of 137, were classified as excellent.

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