Parliamentary Questions and Answers

Questions 209 - Answered on 10th November, 2016.

Clare Daly TD (Dublin North, United Left)

To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs her views on the recent mauling of a hare at Ballingar County Offaly, in view of the fact that very clear video footage showing the mauling by two muzzled greyhounds has been widely shared through social media (details supplied). Will she revise her comments made during the recent debate on the bill to ban hare coursing, that muzzling "demonstrates a positive outcome for the hare".

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Heather Humphreys TD)

I refer to the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No 140 of 8 November 2016. Staff of my Department were present at this coursing event to monitor it and I have asked for a report on the matter.


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