Water Safety Ireland urges parents to be vigilant around water

Water Safety Ireland is asking parents to be vigilant with children around water.

It says a new moon on Monday will bring high tides and strong currents, and warns that while the air temperatures are warm, the waters around Ireland have not warmed up sufficiently for prolonged swims.

Lifeguards start patrolling beaches this weekend.

Roger Sweeney, Deputy CEO of Water Safety Ireland, says that parents still need to supervise their children: