Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (159)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

159. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he intends to amend or rescind the Control of Dogs (Restriction of Certain Dogs) Regulations 1991; if so, when it is likely to happen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29700/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The regulations referred to in the Question were revoked and replaced by the Control of Dogs Regulations, 1998 . These regulations were subsequently amended by the Control of Dogs Regulations, 2011 and the Control of Dogs Regulations, 2013.

The regulations relating to dog control, which include regulations regarding restrictions on certain breeds of dogs, are under constant review by my Department to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

I have no plans at present further to amend or rescind these regulations at this time.