Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (980)

Clare Daly

Question:

980. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 475 of 12 March 2019, the breakdown of the employment figures including the number of full-time equivalents in the greyhound industry. [13590/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Bord na gCon is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.  Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The information provided in the report ‘The Economic and Financial Significance of the Irish Greyhound Industry’ as prepared by Jim Power Economics Ltd. is an estimate of the number of full time and part time jobs in the national economy supported by the Irish greyhound industry. A further breakdown of the employment figures into full equivalents is not available.