Gardaí lent their support
Gardaí assisted council staff this morning in an council-led operation to dismantle a number of temporary structures at the Wetlands in Kilkenny.
In total, seven blocks of stables were removed, each comprising two to three stables each.
All horse owners were given prior notice to remove horses and equipment from the site and where any horses were in need of accommodation Kilkenny County Council offered to provide rehoming to ensure that no animal welfare issues would arise. No animals were removed from the site during the operation.
"The removal of these temporary stable structures is one of the actions required to improve access into and out of the Wetlands area to allow both Kilkenny County Council and An Garda Siochana to more effectively monitor and manage the area in the public interest," said a statement from Kilkenny County Council.