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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 15 Apr 1997

Vol. 477 No. 5

Written Answers. - Stray Dogs.

Kathleen Lynch


43 Kathleen Lynch asked the Minister for the Environment the plans, if any, he has to introduce stiffer penalties for dog owners who allow their dogs to roam; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9717/97]

The current maximum penalty for the offence of allowing a dog to stray is a fine of £500 and/or one month's imprisonment. I do not propose to increase these penalties at present.