Jarveys & NPWS invited to appear before Committee

7 May

An Oireachtas Committee is to invite Killarney based jarveys and the National Parks and Wildlife service to make presentations to it. The Joint Committee on the Environment, Heritage and Local Government says this will happen when judicial proceedings have finished.

The invitation follows requests by Kerry County Councillor Michael Healy-Rae and South Kerry Deputy Tom Sheahan. A judgement is due on May 13th on the case brought by 27 Killarney based jarveys after they were banned from Killarney National Park by the NPWS. The jarveys refused to attach dung catching devices to the horses’ carts on the grounds of health and safety.
However, the NPWS rejected this, saying paths in the park were consistently fouled by the jarveys’ horses.

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