Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2351)

Bríd Smith


2351. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position on the use of horse-drawn carriages for hire in Dublin city; the regulations that govern this activity; his plans for new regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32077/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Deputy may be aware that my Department is engaging with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána with a view to resolving this matter as quickly as possible and 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 determine an approach for further regulation in advance of receipt of that advice. The Department proposes to address the matter speedily once the legal position is clearer.