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ICABS applauds Minister John Gormley and the Green Party on the success of staghunt ban
01 July 2010

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports applauds Minister John Gormley and his colleagues in the Green Party for the success of the Wildlife Amendment Bill 2010. This historic piece of legislation bans the cruel Ward Union hunt. It was introduced by Minister Gormley and he and his fellow Green Party TDs worked to ensure that it secured majority support in Dail Eireann for Tuesday evening's crucial vote.

We applaud the courage of the Greens in pushing this important legislation through the Oireachtas in the face of hostility from all sides of the house.


Please join us in sending a message of congratulations to Minister John Gormley and the Green Party. Email "Congratulations on Success of Wildlife Amendment Bill 2010" or your own personal message to Green Party TDs and Senators


Please also send a message of thanks to your TDs who voted in favour of the ban. If TDs in your constituency voted against the ban, please lodge a complaint with them now.

Find out what your TDs had to say and how they voted. Read a full transcript of the Dail Debate and see a list of those who voted for and against at:
(Including list of TDs who voted for and against)

TDs who voted in favour of the staghunt ban: 75 (Bertie Ahern, Dermot Ahern, Michael Ahern, Noel Ahern, Barry Andrews, Chris Andrews, Bobby Aylward, Niall Blaney, Áine Brady, Cyprian Brady, Johnny Brady, John Browne, Thomas Byrne, Dara Calleary, Pat Carey, Niall Collins, Margaret Conlon, Mary Coughlan, Brian Cowen, John Cregan, Ciarán Cuffe, John Curran, Noel Dempsey, Jimmy Devins, Timmy Dooley, Frank Fahey, Michael Finneran, Michael Fitzpatrick, Seán Fleming, Beverley Flynn, Paul Gogarty, John Gormley, Noel Grealish, Mary Harney, Seán Haughey, Máire Hoctor, Billy Kelleher, Peter Kelly, Brendan Kenneally, Michael Kennedy, Tony Killeen, Michael Kitt, Tom Kitt, Conor Lenihan, Martin Mansergh, Jim McDaid, Tom McEllistrim, Finian McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, John Moloney, Michael Moynihan, Michael Mulcahy, M J Nolan, Éamon Ó Cuív, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Darragh O'Brien, Charlie O'Connor, Willie O'Dea, Noel O'Flynn, Batt O'Keeffe, Ned O'Keeffe, Mary O'Rourke, Christy O'Sullivan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Peter Power, Seán Power, Dick Roche, Eamon Ryan, Trevor Sargent, Eamon Scanlon, Brendan Smith, Mary Wallace, Mary White, Michael Woods)

TDs who voted against the staghunt ban: 71 (James Bannon, Seán Barrett, Joe Behan, Pat Breen, Richard Bruton, Ulick Burke, Joan Burton, Joe Carey, Deirdre Clune, Paul Connaughton, Noel Coonan, Joe Costello, Simon Coveney, Seymour Crawford, Michael Creed, Lucinda Creighton, Michael D'Arcy, Jimmy Deenihan, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Olwyn Enright, Frank Feighan, Martin Ferris, Charles Flanagan, Terence Flanagan, Eamon Gilmore, Brian Hayes, Tom Hayes, Jackie Healy-Rae, Phil Hogan, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Enda Kenny, Michael Lowry, Ciarán Lynch, Kathleen Lynch, Pádraic McCormack, Shane McEntee, Dinny McGinley, Joe McHugh, Liz McManus, Denis Naughten, Dan Neville, Michael Noonan, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Kieran O'Donnell, Fergus O'Dowd, Jim O'Keeffe, John O'Mahony, Brian O'Shea, Jan O'Sullivan, Willie Penrose, John Perry, Ruairi Quinn, Pat Rabbitte, James Reilly, Michael Ring, Alan Shatter, Tom Sheahan, P J Sheehan, Seán Sherlock, Róisín Shortall, Emmet Stagg, David Stanton, Billy Timmins, Joanna Tuffy, Mary Upton, Leo Varadkar, Jack Wall)

Tellers: Tá, Deputies John Curran and John Cregan; Níl, Deputies Paul Kehoe and Emmet Stagg

Contact details for TDs

Bobby Aylward (Fianna Fail):
Phil Hogan (Fine Gael):
John McGuinness (Fianna Fail):
MJ Nolan (Fianna Fail):
Mary Alexandra White (Green Party):

Margaret Conlon (Fianna Fail):
Seymour Crawford (Fine Gael):
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Sinn Fein):
Dr. Rory O'Hanlon (Fianna Fail):
Brendan Smith (Fianna Fail):

Pat Breen (Fine Gael):
Joe Carey (Fine Gael):
Timmy Dooley (Fianna Fail):
Tony Killeen (Fianna Fail):

Cork East
Michael Ahern (Fianna Fail):
Ned O'Keeffe (Fianna Fail):
Sean Sherlock (Labour Party):
David Stanton (Fine Gael):

Cork North-Central
Bernard Allen (Fine Gael):
Billy Kelleher (Fianna Fail):
Kathleen Lynch (Labour Party):
Noel O'Flynn (Fianna Fail):

Cork North-West
Michael Creed (Fine Gael):
Michael Moynihan (Fianna Fail):
Batt O'Keeffe (Fianna Fail):

Cork South-Central
Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael):
Simon Coveney (Fine Gael):
Ciarán Lynch (Labour Party):
Micheál Martin (Fianna Fail):
Michael McGrath (Fianna Fail):

Cork South-West
Jim O'Keeffe (Fine Gael):
Christy O'Sullivan (Fianna Fail):
PJ Sheehan (Fine Gael):

Donegal North-East
Niall Blaney (Fianna Fail):
Joe McHugh (Fine Gael):
Dr. James McDaid (Fianna Fail):

Donegal South-West
Mary Coughlan (Fianna Fail):
Dinny McGinley (Fine Gael):

Dublin Central
Bertie Ahern (Fianna Fail):
Cyprian Brady (Fianna Fail):
Joe Costello (Labour Party):
Maureen O'Sullivan (Independent):

Dublin Mid West
John Curran (Fianna Fail):
Paul Nicholas Gogarty (Green Party):
Mary Harney (Independent): minister'
Joanna Tuffy (Labour Party):

Dublin North
Michael Kennedy (Fianna Fail):
Darragh O'Brien (Fianna Fail):
Dr. James Reilly (Fine Gael):
Trevor Sargent (Green Party):

Dublin North Central
Richard Bruton (Fine Gael):
Sean Haughey (Fianna Fail):
Finian McGrath (Independent):

Dublin North-East
Tommy Broughan (Labour Party):
Terence Flanagan (Fine Gael):
Dr. Michael J Woods (Fianna Fail):

Dublin North-West
Noel Ahern (Fianna Fail):
Pat Carey (Fianna Fail):
Róisín Shortall (Labour Party):

Dublin South
Tom Kitt (Fianna Fail):
Olivia Mitchell (Fine Gael):
Eamon Ryan (Green Party):
Alan Shatter (Fine Gael):

Dublin South-Central
Seán Ardagh (Fianna Fail):
Catherine Byrne (Fine Gael):
Michael Mulcahy (Fianna Fail):
Aengus Ó Snodaigh (Sinn Fein):
Dr. Mary Upton (Labour Party):

Dublin South-East
Chris Andrews (Fianna Fail):
Lucinda Creighton (Fine Gael):
John Gormley (Green Party):
Ruairí Quinn (Labour Party):

Dublin South-West
Brian Hayes (Fine Gael):
Conor Lenihan (Fianna Fail):
Charlie O'Connor (Fianna Fail):
Pat Rabbitte (Labour Party):

Dublin West
Joan Burton (Labour Party):
Brian Joseph Lenihan (Fianna Fail):
Leo Varadkar (Fine Gael):

Dún Laoghaire
Barry Andrews (Fianna Fail):
Sean Barrett (Fine Gael):
Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party):
Eamon Gilmore (Labour Party):
Mary Hanafin (Fianna Fail):

Galway East
Ulick Burke (Fine Gael):
Paul Connaughton (Fine Gael):
Michael P Kitt (Fianna Fail):
Noel Treacy (Fianna Fail):

Galway West
Frank Fahey (Fianna Fail):
Noel Grealish (Progressive Democrats):
Michael D. Higgins (Labour Party):
Pádraic McCormack (Fine Gael):
Éamon Ó Cuív (Fianna Fail):

Kerry North
Jimmy Deenihan (Fine Gael):
Martin Ferris (Sinn Fein):
Thomas McEllistrim (Fianna Fail):

Kerry South
Jackie Healy-Rae (Independent):
John O'Donoghue (Fianna Fail):
Tom Sheahan (Fine Gael):

Kildare North
Aíne Brady (Fianna Fail):
Bernard Durkan (Fine Gael):
Michael Fitzpatrick (Fianna Fail):
Emmet Stagg (Labour Party):

Kildare South
Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Fianna Fail):
Seán Power (Fianna Fail):
Jack Wall (Labour Party):

Brian Cowen (Fianna Fail):
Olwyn Enright (Fine Gael):
Charles Flanagan (Fine Gael):
Sean Fleming (Fianna Fail):
John Anthony Moloney (Fianna Fail):

Limerick East
Michael Noonan (Fine Gael):
Willie O'Dea (Fianna Fail):
Kieran O'Donnell (Fine Gael):
Jan O'Sullivan (Labour Party):
Peter Power (Fianna Fail):

Limerick West
Niall Collins (Fianna Fail):
John Cregan (Fianna Fail):
Dan Neville (Fine Gael):

Longford -Westmeath
James Bannon (Fine Gael):
Peter Kelly (Fianna Fail):
Mary O'Rourke (Fianna Fail):
Willie Penrose (Labour Party):

Dermot Ahern (Fianna Fail):
Séamus Kirk (Fianna Fail):
Arthur Morgan (Sinn Fein):
Fergus O'Dowd (Fine Gael):

Dara Calleary (Fianna Fail):
Beverley Flynn (Fianna Fail):
Enda Kenny (Fine Gael):
John O'Mahony (Fine Gael):
Michael Ring (Fine Gael):

Meath East
Thomas Byrne (Fianna Fail):
Shane McEntee (Fine Gael):
Mary Wallace (Fianna Fail):

Meath West
Johnny Brady (Fianna Fail):
Noel Dempsey (Fianna Fail):
Damien English (Fine Gael):

Roscommon-South Leitrim
Frank Feighan (Fine Gael):
Michael Finneran (Fianna Fail):
Denis Naughten (Fine Gael):

Sligo-North Leitrim
Jimmy Devins (Fianna Fail):
John Perry (Fine Gael):
Eamon Scanlon (Fianna Fail):

Tipperary North
Noel J Coonan (Fine Gael):
Máire Hoctor (Fianna Fail):
Michael Lowry (Independent):

Tipperary South
Tom Hayes (Fine Gael):
Dr Martin Mansergh (Fianna Fail):
Mattie McGrath (Fianna Fail):

Martin Cullen (Fianna Fail):
John Deasy (Fine Gael):
Brendan Kenneally (Fianna Fail):
Brian O'Shea (Labour Party):

John Browne (Fianna Fail):
Sean Connick (Fianna Fail):
Michael W D'Arcy (Fine Gael):
Brendan Howlin (Labour Party):
Paul Kehoe (Fine Gael):

Joe Behan (Independent):
Andrew Doyle (Fine Gael):
Liz McManus (Labour Party):
Dick Roche (Fianna Fail):
Billy Godfrey Timmins (Fine Gael):

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