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Question 382 - Answered on 23 October 2012

John McGuinness, TD: (Fianna Fail, Carlow Kilkenny) To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the restrictions if any, that are in place which might prevent the sale of nooski traps and rodent control products (details supplied) here; if a licence to sell the products is required; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Written Answer. Ref No: 46495/12

Jimmy Deenihan (Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) (Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael):

The use of traps, snares and nets in relation to wildlife is governed by the Wildlife Act 1976 (Approved Traps, Snares and Nets) Regulations 2003. The Nooski trap referred to by the Deputy does not meet the requirements set by these Regulations and is, therefore, illegal.

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