Noise from Animals

The Environment Department investigates complaints received in realtion to dogs barking etc. in the context of potential licencing and animal welfare concerns. The Control of Dogs Act empowers local authorities to seize dogs  in certain circumstances and under general animal welfare legislation, neglect of animals may result in a criminal conviction, custodial sentence and publicity in the media.  

Under Section 108 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992, as referred to above, an individual may also instigate legal proceedings in respect of perceived noise nuisance attributable to animals.

Further Information

Contact: Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council (Joint) Pollution Control Department
              County Hall
              Dooradoyle Road,
              Co. Limerick
              Tel.: (061) 496 264
              Fax.: (061) 496 008

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Last update:23/12/2013