Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (121, 124)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

121. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the renewal of the national coursing licence; his views regarding the renewal of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26126/20]

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Paul Murphy

Question:

124. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will publish a copy of the licences to net and tag hares for the upcoming coursing season. [26206/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 121 and 124 together.

On 16 September last my Department issued licenses under the Wildlife Acts to the Irish Coursing Club on behalf of its affiliated clubs to net and tag hares for the forthcoming 2020/2021 coursing season. The licenses are published on the website of the National Parks and Wildlife Service at the following link: https://www.npws.ie/licences/hare-coursing.