Control of Dogs Act 1986
Nuisance by barking dogs.
25.—(1) Where, on a complaint being made to the District Court by any person, it appears that a nuisance has been created as a result of excessive barking by a dog, the court may—
(a) order the occupier of the premises in which the dog is kept to abate the nuisance by exercising due control over the dog;
(b) make an order limiting for such period as may be specified in the order the number of dogs to be kept by the respondent on his premises;
(c) direct that the dog be delivered to a dog warden to be dealt with by him in accordance with the provisions of this Act as if the dog were an unwanted dog.
(2) Before any person makes a complaint to the District Court in relation to a nuisance caused by the excessive barking of a dog, he shall serve notice in the prescribed form, within such time as may be specified in the notice, of his intention to make such a complaint on the occupier of the premises in which the dog is kept.
Power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 2.
Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (28.02.1987) by Control of Dogs (No. 2) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 59 of 1987); revoked (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998), reg. 4 and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 2.