Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (494)

Catherine Martin

Question:

494. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on reports that officials from his Department have recently removed approximately 25 feral goats from the herd in the Scalp area of Kiltiernan, County Dublin; his plans to manage the population of the herd; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51771/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

In mid 2018, my Department's animal welfare hotline was contacted regarding concerns for a group of goats in the Scalp area. Veterinary officers from my Department visited the site and, over a number of subsequent visits, conducted an operation to remove a number of goats from the location.

Since the successful completion of this operation almost 18 months ago, no further reports in relation to goats in the area have been received.