Madraí a Rialú
Tugann Cigirí Ceadúnas Madra atá ag oibriú thar ceann Chomhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath cuairt go rialta ar thithe lena chinntiú go bhfuil ceadúnais reatha ag gach úinéir madra dá madraí.
Dog owners not in possession of a current licence can purchase a licence on licences.ie or any post office.
Dog licences can be purchased in two ways:
- Customers wanting to renew their dog licence can no longer renew online with Dublin City Council and must renew online via the Dog Licences website.
- Those who do not wish to use the online payments facility can purchase a licence directly from their local post office. Since 1st January 2012, a regular annual dog licence will cost €20. A lifetime licence costs €140; and for those with larger numbers of dogs, a single, general one-year licence can be purchased for €400.
Dublin City Council arranges for the provision and operation of a Dog Shelter facility for the purposes of its functions under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 , The Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act 1992 and Dublin City Council's Control of Dogs Bye-Laws 1998.
Fees/fines for reclaiming your dog back from the shelter will depend on the below
- The duration of time spent in our shelter €100 for five nights €30 per additional night
- Fine: Failure to produce a current licence: €100
- Fine: Failure to keep your dog under effectual control: €100
- Fine: No collar and ID: €100
- Fine: Failure to have your dog on a leash: €100
- Fine: Failure to have a muzzle on your dog: €100
- Surrender Fee: €50 if dog is collected by Wardens
- Rehoming Fee: €50
- Microchipping Fee: €25
- Collection fee €50
- Return fee/drop off €50
- All fees must be paid in advance of collection/return of your dog by card by calling 01 222 5441 or 01 222 3368
Impact of Stray Dogs on Guide Dogs
Stray dogs can have an adverse effect on guide dogs and their owners. Stray dogs or dogs not on a leash can distract a guide or assistance dog, making them nervous or aggressive. This can affect the dogs effectiveness , causing poor concentration and errors that place the dog and the owner at risk. Puppies in training have also developed anxiety which makes them difficult to train.
These situations can be over-whelming for guide dog owners as they can’t see the loose dog or help their guide dog. These issues have sometimes resulted in the withdrawal of the guide dog. Guide dog owners are then often reluctant to reapply for a new guide dog. It costs €38,000 to train a guide dog. We need your help to protect this investment, guide dogs and the people who need their assistance.
To learn more visit Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Nuisance due to Barking Dogs
Dog Barking nuisance is a civil matter and cannot be dealt with by the Local Authority or the Animal Welfare Unit.
Section 25 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986 deals with the issue of nuisance due to barking dogs. Under Section 25 of this act, a decision as to whether any case of dog barking constitutes a nuisance is an issue for the District Court to adjudicate on.
If you wish to make a complaint about barking dogs can download the Barking Dog Complaint Form. For further advice on properly serving this notice as required under Section 25 of the Control of Dogs Act, contact your local District Court office.