Léim ar aghaidh chuig an bpríomhábhar

Wildlife Control

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 24 March 2021

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Ceisteanna (2009)

Niall Collins


2009. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the action he plans to take regarding the large herd of wild goats impacting on farmers in west County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15194/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The EU rules on the registration and identification of farmed goats are contained in Council Regulation 21/2004, as transposed into national legislation via S.I. 792/2005 (as amended).

These rules are implemented through the National Goat Identification System (NGIS). The NGIS sets out the rules and keeper responsibilities in the areas of goat herd registration, animal identification, the notification of animal movements, record keeping and census completion.

My Department has no legislative responsibility for the wild goat population as outlined by the Deputy.