« BackCoghlan calls for cull of sika deer and preservation of native reds

Kerry Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan is calling for a cull of sika deer only and the preservation of native red deer.

Red Deer Stag During Rutting Season. Photograph taken by John Delea of the Wild Deer Association.
The Seanad Chief Whip says a clear outline of the National Parks and Wildlife Service policy with regard to deer in the both Killarney National Park and the wider Kerry area is needed.
Speaking in the Seanad he says this is particularly necessary in relation to deer encroaching on public roads, consequent accidents and damage to cars.
Senator Coghlan doesn’t think there would be an objection to a cull of Sika which is an imported species; however, a cull of the red deer should be out of the question.