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Hare Coursing

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (256)

Paul Murphy

Question:

256. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason a local community park (details supplied) is shut to the public during Covid-19 to allow a barbaric and cruel activity such as hare coursing. [61190/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I issue licences to the Irish Coursing Club to facilitate the capture (under Section 34) and tagging of hares (under Section 32) for closed park meetings under the Wildlife Acts. I have no function in relation to the location of these meetings.

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