Written answers

Thursday, 13 July 2023

Department of Rural and Community Development

Control of Dogs

Photo of Cian O'CallaghanCian O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats)
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875. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will outline, with regard to recommendation 14 of the Report of the Working Group on Control of Dogs, which stakeholders will be involved in this group; how the group’s agenda will be set; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35175/23]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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Recommendation 14 of the working group report proposes the establishment of a stakeholders group on control of dogs issues. This group will be convened by my Department, with representation from DAFM and will provide a forum for stakeholder organisations to express their views on issues and possible solutions related to dog control issues.

The draft terms of reference and a list of potential stakeholders is currently under consideration and I hope to provide further information in the coming weeks.

My officials will continue to work closely with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) to co-ordinate efforts in the area of dog control and related issues across government, and I look forward to engaging with stakeholders as we progress this important work.


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