Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Question 428 - Answered on 24th September 2013
Clare Daly, TD (Dublin North, United Left):
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the authority upon which the Gardaí refused to prosecute a club (details supplied) in County Wexford on the basis of not accepting evidence submitted from a National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger in relation to animal cruelty; and the steps that will be taken to ensure that the law is upheld.
Wexford and District Coursing Club, coursing meeting last December 2012
Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael):
I am informed by the Garda authorities that following a Garda investigation into the matter referred to by the Deputy, it was established that there was insufficient evidence to sustain a prosecution, and that all parties were informed of this decision.