Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Ceisteanna (904)

Johnny Mythen

Ceist:

904. Deputy Johnny Mythen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the decision by the Irish Greyhound Board to close the Enniscorthy track; and if an analysis was carried out of the decision regarding the loss of same to local employment, tourism, infrastructure, commerce, charities, clubs and organisations which rely solely on nights at the dogs to fund their organisations. [4059/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Bord na gCon 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. Bord na gCon 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 Bord na gCon and therefore the question has been referred to the body for direct reply.