Rotting seaweed should be removed from Blackrock beach – Sharkey

SF Tomas Sharkey 3Sinn Féin Louth County Councillor Tomás Sharkey has called on the management of the County Council to remove rotting seaweed from the Blackrock beach area.

“Every few years we get a build up of seaweed on the beach which starts to rot before the next strong tide carries it away. The smell is very strong and takes away from the amenity of the area and the pleasure for residents and visitors.
“Local businesses in Blackrock have been working hard to build up a trade and summer is when they get to reap the rewards. Visitors should not be deterred by this bad smell.
“I have asked management in the council to clear this seaweed. It is not a regular issue and should not take long to do and hopefully the issue can be resolved soon.”
Below are some photos which show the build up of seaweed.
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