A new online facility for the purchase of dog licences, a joint initiative between Local Authorities and An Post called “Go Live” was launched yesterday by Galway based Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Mr Seán Kyne.
One-year individual dog licences costing €20 are still available at Post Offices and Local Authority offices, but are also now available through the new online facility at www.licences.ie. Dog owners can also now buy a “Lifetime of Dog” licence costing €140, valid for the dog’s lifetime, using the new online facility or at their local post office or at their Local Authority office. This licence is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Minister Kyne congratulated the County and City Management Association, the Local Authorities, An Post and all involved in the development of the online facility.
The facility is part of a new National Dog Register Database which is currently being rolled out across the country by Local Authorities. This will reduce the administrative work required when processing applications and payments for dog licences, providing a better service for dog owners. It will also give increased availability of information to allow Local Authorities, both management and wardens, to fulfil their duties.