Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (266)

Maureen O'Sullivan


266. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address a matter regarding incursions by a club (details supplied) onto roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7782/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

While road traffic legislation does not provide for a specific requirement in respect of such events, Article 49 of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (as amended) state that a person in charge of an animal which is being conducted along or on to a road shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the animal does not obstruct traffic or pedestrians. Enforcement of the Regulations is a matter for An Garda Síochána.

Operational responsibility for individual roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.