ELEVEN councils have now banned circuses which use live animals from performing on publicly-owned lands .
The latest motion was passed overwhelmingly by Galway City Council.
The decision will mean that circuses which use live animals will not be granted a licence to perform on any land owned or operated by the council. However, circuses will still be able to apply for licences to perform on private grounds.
Galway city is the 11th council in the country to pass the ban, including Limerick, Cork County and City councils, South Dublin, Waterford and Monaghan.
Councillor Pearce Flannery, who tabled the motion in Galway city, said he hoped the decision would lead to private landowners also banning such circuses.