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...