THERE is widespread disappointment with the return of swimming bans at North and West Clare beaches.
Inside the last hour, Clare County Council has re-issued a temporary prohibition on swimming at Lahinch, White Strand Miltown Malbay, Spanish Point and Kilkee.
This is on the advice of the HSE, the local authority says, because of increased bacterial levels in the bathing water.
A statement from the council said situation is being monitored regularly and the prohibition on swimming will remain until further notice.
The risk from increased bacterial levels is a result of run-off from the catchment area after heavy rainfall.
For further information, contact Clare County Council environment section on (065) 6846331 / email@example.com and visit www.beaches.ie