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Mr Irwin made the call after concerns over dog attacks which resulted in sheep dying



Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has urged dog owners to ensure their pets are under control and not able to roam freely and worry sheep.

Mr Irwin made the call after local farmers in the Derryhaw area of Armagh raised concerns over dog attacks in recent days which resulted in sheep dying.

The MLA said: “This is a concerning time of year for sheep farmers as they prepare for lambing season and farmers have contacted me with concerns that dog owners are in some cases completely unware that their pets are chasing sheep and killing them. This is unacceptable.

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