Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Questions (1142)

Joan Collins

Question:

1142. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds that were injured and died or were killed at tracks from 1 January 2020 to date; and the names of the greyhounds and the cause of each injury and death by greyhound track in tabular form. [1246/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCE) 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. RCÉ is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The question raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for RCE and therefore the question has been referred to the body for direct reply.