Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (3375)

Brian Leddin

Question:

3375. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of greyhounds within the industry awaiting homing on 1 July 2021 for periods of time exceeding six and 12 months, respectively; the protocol that is in place for greyhounds deemed challenging to home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39396/21]

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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.