Killarney Town Council agrees list of draft jarvey byelaws

15 Jun

Killarney Town Council has approved a list of draft byelaws for jarveys, including the compulsory use of dung catchers, in the town. It follows an unsuccessful High Court challenge by jarveys which has resulted in them trying out the controversial devices on their jaunting cars for a trial period. Mayor of Killarney Michael Gleeson said the introduction of the byelaws had been postponed to allow for the High Court proceedings to finish. Councillor Gleeson paid tribute to the jarveys for agreeing to use the dung catchers on a trial basis. However, Councillor Sean Grady said the byelaws were superfluous in the light of the High Court ruling. The byelaws will now go out for public consultation for a period of two months and will then come back before the Council in September. If they are passed at that stage they will be put in place for the 2011 season. Town Manager John Breen urged business people and residents to have their say on the byelaws adding Killarney needs to say what it wants. He said discussions between jarveys and the Council had been positive and the jarveys now wanted to move on.

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