Cockapoo ‘Ruby’ in St Anne’s Park
“on lead off lead” proposal I’ve been pushing for St. Anne’s Park so that everyone, both dog owners and non dog owners can be comfortably accommodated at all times in the park; email @DubCityCouncil email@example.com with your views pic.twitter.com/3NTxOcNC85
— Deirdre Heney (@DeirdreHeney) November 30, 2021
Clontarf, Raheny, county Dublin.
Under current rules, dogs are allowed roam FREE in St Anne’s before 11am and in the last hour of the park’s opening times in any section of the park.
Councillor Deirdre Heney told Dublin People last month:
“I have been pressing for the introduction of the change because of the large and variety of park users, young and not so young, some who love their dogs and want them to be allowed off lead, and other users, who prefer dogs were on lead at all times.
“The proposal includes allowing dogs off lead (and under effective control) at all times in 77.5 hectares of the park and an ‘on lead at all times’ area in 21.9 hectares of the park.
“The ‘on lead at all times’ areas will allow people (including some dog owners) who are uncomfortable or nervous of dogs off lead, to enjoy the park in areas where dogs will be required to be on lead at all times.”
Sound ‘people-first’ logic?
Or blatantly anti-canine?
Only you can decide.
Pic: Ruby the Cockapoo