Dublin City Council says it may have to close three of its swimming pools because of lack of funding.

The pools at Sean McDermott Street, Crumlin and Coolock which were built in the 1970s will lose a total of €1.1 million this year because of falling attendances and rising costs according to a council report.

The report presented to the council's Leisure Committee today states these pools are in a poor condition and that there is no funding for refurbishment.

It states that there will be a critical review starting immediately with a final decision on the future of the pools made by the end of the year.

Cllr Aodhán O'Riordáin (Lab) said this proposal will be vehemently opposed.

'It seems counter-productive in the extreme for the council to be considering closure as we face continuing childhood obesity and anti-social behaviour problems,' he said.