17 Meith 2019, 16.27

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will discuss horse welfare at its meeting on Tuesday, 18 June at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), and the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are due before the Committee to discuss animal welfare – the control and management of horses.

In advance of the meeting, Committee chair Pat Deering TD said: “Horses have always been an important part of Irish life. The Committee will be briefed today on the work the DAFM is doing in the area of animal welfare in general, with a particular focus on horse welfare issues.

“The LCMA will outline the work local authorities are doing and the challenges they face in regard to “stray” horses.”

The meeting, which takes place in Committee Room 1, tomorrow can be viewed here.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Fianna Fáil

Pat Deering - Cathaoirleach

Fine Gael

Sinn Féin

Labour Party



Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael