Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed news that beaches on the north coast met the European standards for bathing water quality.
The East Derry MLA was speaking after provisional figures revealed that beaches including Magilligan (Benone), Magilligan (Downhill), Castlerock, Portstewart, Portrush Mill (West), Portrush Whiterocks and Portballintrae received excellent standard.
Caoimhe Archibald said:
“On the north coast we are blessed with our natural heritage, stunning coastline and great beaches.
“This is good news for the tourism industry and will boost the profile of the north coast.
“Those who are responsible for the upkeep of the beaches must be commended and congratulated for these achievements.”