Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (665)

Robert Troy

Question:

665. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations that govern roadside vendors, for example, strawberry sales trailers. [26377/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Section 71 of the Roads Act 1993 contains provisions relating to unauthorised signs, caravans, vehicles etc. on public roads.

Subsection (1) of this Section, states that any person who, without lawful authority or the consent of a road authority, erects, places or retains, on a public road, any caravan, vehicle or other structure or thing (whether on wheels or not) used for the purposes of advertising, the sale of goods, the provision of services or other similar purpose shall be guilty of an offence.

I understand that the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation's Casual Trading Act, 1995 provides for the regulation of casual trading and you may wish to refer to that Department for further information in that regard.