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National Parks and Wildlife Service

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 2 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Questions (81)

Clare Daly


81. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the deadline for the publication of all the reports of hare capture and hare returns for all hare coursing meetings for the 2016 and 2017 season. [20371/17]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

The current 2016/17 coursing season finished at the end of February. It is intended to publish the various reports for the 2016/17 season compiled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service staff of my Department and the Irish Coursing Club on the NPWS website. It is expected that there will be some 200 separate reports - including NPWS ranger reports, ICC Reports, ICC Veterinary Reports - ranging over 70 coursing meetings. I understand that some reports are still outstanding from the Irish Coursing Club and, following an assessment of all these reports by my Department, arrangements will then be made to publish them as soon as possible.

The various reports for the 2015/16 coursing season have been published on the NPWS website.