Less money for control of horses

The news that Kilkenny County Council is to receive less money for the control of horses has been described as “worrying.”

The news that Kilkenny County Council is to receive less money for the control of horses has been described as “worrying.”

Giving an overview of environmental services around the county, director of services Philip O’Neill told the council’s December meeting that “we got reduced funding from a number of areas and from other departments, and that is worrying.”

One of the areas to be cut is money from the Department of Agriculture for the control of horses, Mr O’Neill told the council.

Members agreed with a proposal by Cllr Sean Treacy (FF) to the minister for agriculture “to make sure that the funding is kept on stream.”

“That could be a serious problem down the road. I would be worried about it,” Cllr Treacy said.