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Minister Michael Noonan thinks "coursing is not an issue"
16 April 2014

When ICABS Director Aideen Yourell met Finance Minister Michael Noonan in the run-up to this month's elections, she challenged him on the government's shameful failure to ban bloodsports, including hare coursing. Minister Noonan's blunt response? "Coursing is not an issue".

Minister Noonan ignores the fact that a majority of Irish people want this disgusting bloodsport banned. By not recognising coursing as an issue, he is also turning a blind eye to disgusting video footage filmed by ICABS in his Limerick constituency. It shows hares running for their lives and being hit and mauled by greyhounds at Limerick Racecourse.


Make your voice heard. Contact Minister Noonan now and tell him that hare coursing is indeed an issue. Make it clear that you want to see his Fine Gael party respecting the wishes of the electorate and banning coursing and all bloodsports.

Minister Michael Noonan
Department of Finance
Merrion Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 604 5626
Fax: 01 618 4504

Sign our petition - Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

Join us in urging Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore to introduce a ban on hare coursing.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-6194020
Fax: 01-6764048

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Iveagh House,
80 St. Stephenís Green,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400

Contact all your local TDs now. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing banned. Remind them that coursing is already illegal in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Urge them to respect the wishes of the majority of the electorate and back a ban.

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