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Hunt literature removed from midlands tourist offices
6 March 2007

East & Midlands Tourism has confirmed that literature promoting hunting has been removed from their public offices in the region. The move follows an ICABS appeal to the Failte Ireland-affiliated body last year.

We urged the company to exclude references to hunting from future editions of its "Equestrian Holidays" brochure. Our appeal was prompted by the appearance in the booklet of five references to hunting, e.g. a listing for an equestrian centre which stated that "hunting can be arranged".

In a recent letter to ICABS, Kevin Kidney, the General Manager of East & Midlands Tourism, stated: "Further to your recent correspondence, we wish to confirm that we have removed any literature promoting hunting from the shelves of our Tourist Information Offices."

ICABS greatly welcomes this positive response which effectively means that hunting will no longer be publicised by the body in Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, North Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow.

For more information about tourist attractions in the region, please visit the East & Midlands Tourism website.

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