Killarney residents appeal for all accidents involving deer to be reported to gardaí

Residents in Killarney are appealing to people who are involved in an accident with deer to report it to the gardaí.

A deputation from Ballydowney and Fossa raised the issue of the prevalence of deer on roads and the associated dangers at this week’s Killarney Municipal District meeting.

Gillian Hughes, whose sister Paula was killed when a deer ran out in front of her car in 2006, says they fear more lives will be lost unless action is taken.

She praised the response of Kerry County Council, which committed to erect flashing signs to warn of deer in the area.

Ms Hughes says many people don’t make a report to gardaí when such collisions occur.

She feels if all accidents involving deer were reported it would help with their plea for action: