Up to 40 jarveys have once again been locked out of Killarney National Park. The National Parks and Wildlife Service said it had no choice after the jarveys continued to refuse to attach dung-catching devices to their jaunting cars in the park.
The NPWS said it was compelled to take this action as a very last resort. In a statement issued this morning, the NPWS says the park remains open to everybody
In July, jarveys were stopped from entering the park because none of them were using the obligatory dung-catching device. Protests followed and the jarveys made an application for a judicial review which is still before the High Court.
In the meantime, the NPWS let them back into the park in the hopes that a resolution would be found with the help of an independent facilitator. However, the facilitator has now indicated that no progress has been made because the jarveys would not engage with him.