Flood gates closed against potential tidal flooding


Tidal flooding could hit some parts of Dublin in the coming days, with Met Éireann warning of high sea levels along parts of Dublin Bay.

Dublin City Council said it had closed the flood gates on the river Dodder in the Sandymount/Ringsend area as a precaution.

“High tides, combined with low atmospheric pressure and high winds over the next few days, will give rise to high sea levels and possibly large waves. There may be very localised wave overtopping in parts of Sandymount and Clontarf,” the council said.

It added that it would be monitoring the situation over the next few days, and a stock of sandbags would be deployed by drainage staff if required.