Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (484)

Alan Kelly

Question:

484. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the ownership structures for all greyhound stadiums that come under the ownership or management of the Irish Greyhound Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16322/19]

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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 ownership structure for all greyhound stadiums is an operational matter for Bord na gCon and I have therefore asked them to provide the information requested directly to the Deputy.