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The legislation governing the quality of bathing waters for the 2010 season continues to be the Quality of Bathing Waters Regulations, 1992 (S.I 155 of 1992) and amendments, which transposed the earlier 1976 EU Directive concerning the quality of bathing water.  The purpose is to ensure that bathing water quality is maintained and if necessary improved so that it complies with specified standards designated to protect health and the environment.

Bathing Waters Legislation pdf, 171kb