Aura Leisure Centre reopening after incident in pool

Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny is reopening at 4 o’clock this afternoon after five people, three of them children, were brought to hospital after apparent reactions to chlorine in the water during swimming lessons this morning.

Medical teams travelled to the centre to assess people on site, and a major emergency plan was implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital for a time. It has since been stood down.

The centre remained closed for some hours after the incident, but is now reopening.