A group of Killarney jarveys say it’s too early to say how dung catching devices are working. A number of the jarveys returned to work in the National Park today with the devices attached to their jaunting cars. They had been banned from the park by the National Parks and Wildlife Service after they refused to use the dung catchers.
Earlier this month the 27 Killarney based jarveys lost their High Court battle with the NPWS. The jarveys claim the dung-catchers are a health and safety risk – a claim disputed by the NPWS who say the devices are used in a number of countries already. The NPWS said a ban was necessary as the horses were soiling roads and paths. Today the jarveys returned to the National Park with the dung-catchers attached to their jaunting cars. Chairman of the Killarney Jarvey Association, Pat O’Sullivan, says it’s too early to say how the devices are working.
This move by jarveys is being done on a trial basis without prejudice to a Supreme Court appeal to the High Court ruling. A written judgement from the High Court still has to be completed and it’s understood that after this is received an appeal to the Supreme Court could be lodged by the jarveys.
via Radio Kerry News