Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (53)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

53. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has engaged with an association (details supplied) to ensure there will not be a repeat of the incident that happened in Macroom in which a hunt entered a residential area endangering public safety; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51047/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

During the summer officials of my Department met with the Hunting Association of Ireland to discuss the incident in Macroom. The need to strengthen the existing Code of Practice in order to avoid such incidents where hounds entered housing estates was discussed. This matter is being further pursued with them. In the meantime, the Association has committed to avoiding any re-occurrence of incidents such as this.