Jaunting cars banned from Killarney in row over horse dung
Park ban after owners refuse to put diapers on horses
Jaunting carts - the ever-popular horse-drawn carts - have been banned from Ireland's Killarney national park in a row over horse diapers.
Jarveys, the people who drive the cars, have so far refused to use diapers to help prevent the horses from depositing mounds of dung on the park roadways.
The jarveys say that the diapers would unbalance the carriage and the horse, putting tourists at risk of spills.
However, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) says their argument amounts to, well, a pile of horse dung.
THE NPWS says the 66 jarveys are out until they fit the quaintly-named "equine sanitary devices," on their carriages.
THE NPWS said it was forced to act because of the high volume of horses and the accompanying high volume of dung.
It said the vast majority of each year's 1 million visitors actually walked the roadways and they had received numerous complaints.
This is the latest attempt by the authority to force the jarveys to comply with the hygiene effort.
What do you think? Leave a comment underneath so we can hear from you.
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Virginia governor slammed by doctor over...
- Irish drugs mule to escape full trial and...
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Top Christmas Irish ads that will be bring...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne brands new Pope...
Seanmor, there is definitely a connection between the elimination of the Irish Parliament and the famine. The shortage was exacerbated by the corn lawFamilies as well as Catholic Church and government to blame for illegal adoptions
Of course it was terrible what happened to these girls.. so sad. We all rant & rave about it now but that was the norm in those far off days. It'sRichard Haass sticking to 'year end' deal on flags, parading and the past
How about changing the red , white and blue American flag) to green, black & red ? how would the yanks like it ?Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for new flag for Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
Dano you do not live in Ireland any sibling of an Irish person (or grandparent can apply for a passport). You do not live in Ireland.