Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (292)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

292. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of deer culled at Glenveagh National Park in each of the years 2016 to 2017 and to date in 2018 in tabular form; the persons responsible for the culling; if the killing was authorised or unauthorised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51444/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

No significant organised deer cull has taken place in Glenveagh National Park in the years 2016/2017 or 2018 to date.

A small number have been culled between the time period 2016-2018 when deer were found to be causing major damage to the Castle gardens or Bridge House area.

Trained, experienced and dedicated NPWS staff carried out those culls in a professional manner and carcasses were disposed of appropriately. The culling was authorised.