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Gardai continuing to monitor Ward Union situation
26 January 2012

The Office of the Garda Commissioner's Private Secretary has assured ICABS President, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, that the force is continuing to monitor the situation in the area where the Ward Union hunt operates "to ensure there are no breaches of the criminal law".

Deputy O'Sullivan - one of a majority of TDs who voted in 2010 for a ban on the cruel hunt - was told this week that the local Gardai "are fully aware of the terms of the Wildlife Amendment Act 2010" and that personnel have been "tasked with enforcing this legislation and dealing with all issues as they arise".

The Ward Union's hunting of deer with packs of hounds was outlawed in 2010 with the passing of the Wildlife Amendment Act 2010. According to this legislation, "a person who hunts deer with two or more dogs shall be guilty of an offence."


If you reside in the area where the Ward Union operates, please familiarise yourself with the Wildlife Amendment Act 2010 and report any breaches to the Gardai.

For the phone numbers of Garda stations, please visit:

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