Control of Horses Bye Laws 1999
“If the owner or keeper of the horse shall fail to make himself known to the Council or cannot be found within a period of 14 days from the date of seizure and detent, the council may dispose of the horse in accordance withy these Bye Laws and the Act.”
The Council Management wanted to reduce this to 5 days but Bill Tormey proposed that this be seven days and this was overwhelmingly agreed by councillors at the meeting of 1st February 2010. Councillor Dessie Ellis outlined the success of the horse passport scheme and the ear tagging of horses by the DSPCA in the Finglas area and all Ballymun Finglas councillors voted in favour of this change.
Bill Tormey has supported the Finglas Horse and Pony club in negotiations with the City Council as has Councillor Dessie Ellis and former Councillor Liam Kelly. The horse situation in Finglas has improved but over the recent cold spell, there were distressed horses in the Dunsink Lane and Scribblestown area. This is very disturbing and makes the implementation of the stabling issue very urgent.