NPWS officials called before council about Killarney deer

Officials from the National Parks and Wildlife Service are being called before Kerry County Council.

Independent Cllr Brendan Cronin says deer from Killarney National Park are causing a danger on public roads, and are damaging private fencing and property in rural and urban areas.

He wants officials from the NPWS, who’s responsible for the park, to come before the council to address the issue.

This follows a similar call by Cllr Johnny Healy-Rae; last December he claimed deer had been involved in 14 fatal accidents in Kerry in the past 30 years, and called on the NPWS to take responsibility.