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Question 290 - Answered on 2nd February, 2005

Tony Gregory: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food further to Parliamentary Question No. 672 of 26 January 2005, if the deer farm at Greenpark, County Meath owned by the Ward Union Hunt is geared exclusively to the production of venison; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 2nd February, 2005. Ref No: 3084/05

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan: Deer farms in Ireland are concerned with the breeding, rearing and finishing of deer for the production of venison. I understand that the particular establishment at Green Park, Co Meath is concerned with the breeding of deer for hunting by stag hounds, under licence issued by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

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