Council faces PR disaster over sinking ship slide

Antrim Borough Council is at the centre of a torrent of criticism after an inflatable sinking ship was installed at Lough Shore Park, Northern Ireland – on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Members of the public rushed to complain that the inflatable ride was in bad taste after taking their children along to the park, prompting one councillor to accept that this was “fair criticism”.

In a statement the Council noted: "Over the last three years during the spring and summer at Antrim Lough Shore Park, children's activities have been provided by a private contractor.

"These include a miniature railway and various inflatables including a giant slide designed to replicate a ship.

"Neither the contractor nor the council intended this to cause offence to anyone."

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