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Deer running wild-Moloney

A motion put before the March monthly meeting of Clonmel Municipal District by Cllr Andy Moloney will see more signage about stray Deer to help motorists.

Moloney had been contacted by residents in the Kilcoran, Cahir area about the amount of Deer wandering along the R639 between Tincurry and Glengarra in general.

There have been several collisions this year with the deer and motorists have wrote off or badly damaged cars as a result.

A lot of deer have been killed but a lot more have limped away badly injured. While the cost of damage to vehicles continues to rise, we are lucky that we are not dealing with a fatality.

A commitment was given from the engineer to erect more signage to alert motorists to the hazard. While Moloney's Motion may not stop the carnage, it will help reduce the number of accidents and make people aware of the issue.

The increases in the Deer population is a cause for concern that may need the assistance of the Department of Agriculture to get under control.