Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (555)

John O'Mahony

Question:

555. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of horses that have been put down in each local authority area in 2013 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4868/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department provides funding under the Control of Horses Act, 1996 to assist local authorities with expenses incurred by them in implementing the provisions of the Act. The Act empowers local authorities to deal with stray or wandering horses. The table below, which is based on the most up to date information provided to me by local authorities sets out details of the number of horses humanely disposed by each local authority in 2013 under the Control of Horses Act. These figures are not definitive as the closing date for receipt of final data from local authorities is 10 February 2014.

City/County Co's

No. of Horses humanely disposed of in 2013

Carlow Co. Council

65

Cavan Co. Council

0

Clare Co. Council

37

Cork Co. Council

99

Cork City Council

85

Donegal Co. Council

29

Dublin City Council

223

Sth Dublin Co. Council

213

Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown Co Council

31

Fingal Co. Council

62

Galway City Council

0

Galway Co. Council

241

Kerry Co. Council

20

Kildare Co. Council

235

Kilkenny Co. Council

60

Laois Co. Council

133

Leitrim Co. Council

20

Limerick Co. Council

87

Limerick City Council

144

Longford Co. Council

4

Louth Co. Council

79

Mayo Co. Council

101

Meath Co. Council

161

Monaghan Co. Council

71

Offaly Co. Council

34

Roscommon Co. Council

197

Sligo Co. Council

70

Tipperary (North Riding) Co. Council

83

Tipperary (South Riding) Co. Council

103

Waterford City Council

30

Waterford Co. Council

16

Westmeath Co. Council

69

Wexford Co. Council

127

Wicklow Co. Council

172

Totals

3101