All Kerry’s beaches meet basic EU standards

All of the county’s beaches now meet basic European standards set down for the quality of bathing water. The information is contained in the Environmental Protection Agency’s water quality report for 2004 which has just been published. Just 2 of Kerry`s beaches failed national standards. Today’s report from the EPA shows that bathing water in Ireland and in Kerry is among the best in Europe, 98 per cent of Irish bathing waters now comply with EU mandatory values Just a handful of beaches around the country fail the test, Balbriggan and Skerries in north county Dublin and Dunmore East Main Strand in County Waterford. As in previous years beaches here in the South West enjoyed the highest levels of water quality surveyed. While all Kerry`s beaches passed European guidelines ,two failed to meet national standards Inny at Waterville and White Strand in cahirciveen.