News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Dec 16 2013


“I congratulate those who made the submission for the skate-park to receive funding from the Department of Sport, in partnership with Irish Public Bodies and the local authority.”
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]


A new ferry service that will sail from Ireland to the west of France and northern Spain has been announced.

L.D. Lines Ferries will operate the route between Rosslare in County Wexford to St. Nazaire on the west coast of France and Gijon in northern Spain.

It follows the recent announcement of a new Irish Ferries route from Dublin to Cherbourg.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Gardaí (police) have launched an investigation after a horse was kicked and beaten to death by a group of men.

The horrific incident, witnessed by children, happened at around 4 p.m. on Sunday in Hill View, next to Ballyguile in Wicklow Town.

The horse was one of eight being unloaded into a field when it refused to cooperate.
[Source: Irish Independent]