Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Questions (808)

Joe Carey


808. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the delays in processing of data required for Horse Sport Ireland by a company (details supplied); the subsequent delays in the issuing of horse passports by Horse Sport Ireland and the detrimental effect this is having on the breeders that rely on the sales of young horses at the six-month-old stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43601/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

DNA typing is a fundamental part of the identification of Studbook horses and can be a delaying factor in the issue of passports when this data is not available. The issuing of passports is an operational matter for Horse Sport Ire

My officials have been in contact with Horse Sport Ireland on the matter.  I am informed that the company providing DNA typing services to Horse Sport Ireland is experiencing technical difficulties and is looking expedite a solution as soon as possible.  Both companies have been in contact on an ongoing basis resolve the issue as quickly as possible.