Thursday, 21 November 2019

Questions (180)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

180. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if greyhounds require a licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48371/19]

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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.

Greyhounds are subject to statutory dog licensing provisions similar to any other breed of dog as provided for in the Control of Dogs Act 1986 (as amended in 1992). Where multiple numbers of dogs are maintained on a premises, a kennel licence in respect of all the dogs can be obtained at a cost of €400.