Dublin City Council has lifted its temporary ban on bathing at Sandymount Strand in Dublin following test results received today.

Last Wednesday, it was announced that water samples did not comply with quality standards and a temporary ban on bathing was put in place.

The council said bathing waters can be temporarily affected by weather and tidal conditions, faecal matter from dogs and birds, and temporary overflows from drains.

In a statement, the council said the latest test results indicate that the water quality is now compliant under bathing water regulations.