Sun, sea and sewage: a bad few weeks for Ireland's beaches

Some fear that the future of Irish Water could end any progress tackling the country’s disgusting sewage problem

19th June, 2016
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Local campaigner Patrick Jackson at Doldrum Bay, Howth, where a broken sewer pipe has been leaking onto the beach Picture: Fergal Phillips

A Fáilte Ireland website to promote the Wild Atlantic Way currently features an incredible 360- degree video of professional Irish surfer Ollie O’Flaherty catching a huge wave beneath the Cliffs of Moher.

But last year, O’Flaherty paid a heavy price for a similar surfing expedition in Liscannor, a coastal village in Co Clare, when he was struck down with what his doctor later confirmed was a form of E.coli. He was...

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