Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (788)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

788. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the licensing and regulation of horse-drawn carriages can be managed while the Dublin Carriage Acts are still in force; and his views on whether the system should temporarily revert to An Garda Síochána as was the case prior to 2011 when the Garda carriage office issued licences. [23183/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department is engaging with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána with a view to resolving this matter as quickly as possible. Advice has also been sought from the Office of the Attorney General as to extant powers and where these reside at present. As the Deputy will understand, it would be premature to take a decision on the approach for the licensing of horse-drawn carriages in advance of receipt of that advice. However I propose to address the matter speedily once the legal position is clearer.