Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source
I thank Deputy Kehoe for raising this important issue. I was really sorry to hear and see what happened to Alejandro, a very brave boy who has suffered life-changing injuries. Indeed, we are all aware of the tragic case of a young baby killed by a dog, a matter that was recently before the Coroner's Court. Quite a number of farmers have been devastated by the destruction produced by marauding dogs. A working group on dog control has been established. It involves the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and also the Department of Rural and Community Development. The terms of reference are being finalised. The group will meet on Thursday, 26 January. It will look at issues relating to dog control and make recommendations quickly. We can then act on them.