DOG walk to protest byelaws in Malahide on Saturday

by Sylvia Pownall

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Fingal Dog Owners’ Group (DOG) will hold a peaceful protest walk in Malahide this Saturday, January 5 as it ramps up its campaign against new byelaws.

Representatives of the action group met with council officials in mid-December to discuss what it describes as “stringent” byelaws which only permit dogs to be walked off-leash in designated areas.

The issue came to a head shortly before Christmas when fencing was erected in the public park at the Ward River Valley in Swords.

DOG spokesperson Ciara Deery told Dublin Gazette: “We are gaining support due to the awful eyesore and waste of money the council has put into the dog pens at Ward River Valley Park.

“We will be holding a fun walk through the village and invite as many participants as possible and ask that they bring hi-vis jackets, if possible.” The walk will start from the green opposite Starbucks at 11am.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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