New Legislation for Failure to Control

The Cabinet is considering bringing in new legislation to allow for tougher fines for those who fail to control their dogs.

Following a recent attack on a young boy who was badly injured by a dog, the Government is reviewing existing legislation to introduce tougher fines for owners who fail to control their dogs properly.


The current Control of Dogs Act has a fine of €2,500 and this will be increased to €5,000. There will also be improvements on dog traceability and welfare through the creation of a single database for dog microchips.



There will also be a tightening up of the laws on the breeding, sale and supply of dogs by a centralized database of dog breeding establishments.


There is no date proposed yet for the introduction of the new law. 




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