Rutland whales to be incinerated

A major logistical exercise is to be launched after it was decided to incinerate the 33 whales washed up on a Rutland Island beach.

It had been originally planned to bury the pod of pilot whales on Rutland Island where they beached ten days ago.

But local people expressed concern with  Donegal County Council’s plan claiming it posed health risks.

A license is currently being sought to allow the whales be transport to Cavan, it's hoped the operation may begin as early as Thursday.