The Express reported on Thursday that Independent Irish politician Danny Healy-Rae had asked the Irish legislature to call in the army in response to the problems being caused by wild deer in Kerry in South West Ireland.
Mr Healy-Rae said:
"The deer are entering towns and villages, and estates around Killarney, and they have taken the place over.”
The politician sighted incidents of serious car accidents coupled with a problem with the attitude of the national park to deer management.
In response, Josepha Madigan, Ireland’s Heritage Minister, said there was a deer management programme in place for Killarney National Park and that a cull was currently being done.
In addition, a member of the local council John Joe Culloty, said:
“I don’t agree with bringing in the army as the way of dealing with this, it has to be done internally within the National Park."