Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (1015)

Holly Cairns

Question:

1015. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his understanding of the position which applies when greyhound pups fail to produce a qualifying and acceptable time and are not presented for racing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6889/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) 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 RCÉ and, therefore, the question has been referred to the body for direct reply.