Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions (236)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

236. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications for the greyhound injuries at track scheme made since the scheme commenced; and the amount paid out under the scheme. [57799/21]

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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.