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A councillor has raised complaints from residents over dogs "constantly barking" in backyards in Carlow housing estates.
Cllr Fintan Phelan brought up the issue during the Council's discussion of a proposed Noise Action Plan at this month's full meeting of the local authority.
Speaking about an incident over the Christmas period, he said: "Dogs in back yards constantly barking and causing a disturbance, does this plan deal with that?
"It's certainly noise pollution and bothered a lot of people."
Director of Services at Carlow County Council, Dan McInerney, said the plan was about noise emanating from roads or traffic generated noise.
"The issue of dogs barking is nothing to do with this plan," he told members.
He added that the Environment Section have a consultant they can hire to carry out a survey to see if the level of noise from the barking dogs is above the threshold.