Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1163)

John McGuinness

Question:

1163. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to complaints regarding cows loose on public roads in an area (details supplied); and his plans to rectify same. [19061/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department's inspectors are aware of the matter and have engaged with the individual involved over time, including the issuance of relevant notices.

Under the Animals Act 1985, it is an offence for a person to permit an animal to stray. A member of the Garda Síochána or local authority personnel may impound any animal found straying in accordance with the Act.

Future instances of straying in the area should be reported immediately to my Department, An Garda Síochána and the local authority.