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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# dog control

This year
# dog control
Politicians hear calls for 'mandatory' theory test for prospective dog owners
A working group on dog control was established by the Government earlier this month.
All time
# Licenses
South Dublin hands out more on-the-spot dog control fines than any other local authority
However, the majority were written off as the dog owners quickly secured licenses for their pets.
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Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year
That’s a fall of 28 per cent compared to 2012.
# dog control
Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities
Figures from 2012 show payment rates varied from full compliance to just 3.6 per cent.
# dog control
88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.