Northern Ireland

E coli closes seven Cork beaches

E coli
Image caption Heavy rain caused E coli levels to rise

Swimmers have been advised to continue to avoid using seven beaches in County Cork.

Cork County Council said the beaches were closed on Friday after heavy rain over the past two months caused E coli levels to breach EU values.

The council said the result of tests carried out on the water on Monday should be known by Wednesday.

The beaches affected are at Youghal, Claycastle, Redbarn, Coolmaine, Garretstown, Oysterhaven and Garryvoe.

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