Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1181)

Clare Daly

Question:

1181. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason Horse Racing Ireland does not collect the foal level and contracts the job out (details supplied). [19331/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

The question raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and I have requested my officials to refer the question to them for direct reply.