Limerick City Council’s clampdown on illegal horses continues

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

LIMERICK City Council says it will continue to enforce by-laws banning the keeping of unlicenced horses within the city boundary.

LIMERICK City Council says it will continue to enforce by-laws banning the keeping of unlicenced horses within the city boundary.

Almost 200 horses have been seized by the local authority since the beginning of the year.

In the latest operation, 35 horses were seized in the Moyross area of the city at the weekend.

A spokesperson for Limerick City Council told the Limerick Chronicle the horses were seized during an operation in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

“Arising from continuous breaches of the Limerick City Control of Horses Bye Laws a joint impoundment operation was carried out by Limerick City Council and the Gardai in Moyross on Saturday morning last. Over 30 horses were impounded from public spaces in the locality,” said the spokesperson.

“The current Bye Laws prohibit the grazing of horses on public property and the local authority is obliged to enforce this legislation and will continue to do so with the Gardai,” added the spokesperson.

All of the horses which were seized at the weekend were transported to a facility of Cork where then can be claimed by their owners if they give and undertaking to keep them outside of the city boundary.

The seizure - the largest so far his year - took place less than a month after 22 horses were seized in the same area.