213. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address excessive noise from traffic affecting residents living near the M50; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18490/18 asked on 26 Apr 2018 - Noise Pollution)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and operation of individual roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  
Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy’s question to TII for direct reply.  Please advise...

519. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that decibel levels are above allowable limits at areas beside the M50 at Castleknock; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that no mitigating measures were installed to reduce noise in his regard; the way in which he plans to address this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13728/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Noise Pollution)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects  is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy’s question to TII for direct reply. ...

1518. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there is legislation to deal with the issue of noise pollution caused by dogs barking constantly; if not, his plans to introduce legislation to address this problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54462/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Noise Pollution)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): The following legislation and arrangements are in place to deal with the issue of noise pollution caused by barking dogs. 
Under Section 25 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986, the District Court may act on a complaint by any person where a nuisance has been created by excessive barking by a dog. A copy of the form used for complaints to the Courts regarding barking is available from local authorities. The Court may make an order, r...