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CAI Holiday Closures

Monday, 18 December 2017

The offices of Countryside Alliance Ireland will be closed for the Christmas holidays from lunchtime on Thursday 21st December until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

If you need to renew or join Countryside Alliance Ireland then please visit our online membership facility by clicking on the Membership tab and following the link which is relevant to you.


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Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A booklet entitled Rodent Pest Control in Rearing and Managing Game Birds has just been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Ireland. The purpose of this booklet is to examine the impact of rats in game management and to describe and recommend ways of dealing with it.

It raises awareness of the issue of wildlife contamination with rodenticides and the pathways of exposure.

The use of rodenticides can lead to the exposure of non-target wildlife such as top predators like Barn Owls, Kestrels and Red Kites and there is growing evidence that such wildlife contamination is increasing.

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Mr Hugh Simms receives his Lifetime Award

Mr Hugh Simms receives his Lifetime Award

Monday, 10 July 2017

Pictured: My Lyall Plant Chief Executive Countryside Alliance Ireland presenting Mr Hugh Simms his prize of Life Membership having been successful in attaining best CAI member in the Clay Shooting that was held at the Great Game Fairs of Ireland event that was held at Shane's Castle, Antrim, in June 2017

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I.A.G.H.C Irish Association For Game Hunting and Conservation AGM Notificiation

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Notice is hereby given that the AGM Meeting of the Irish Association for Game Hunting and Conservation will take place At the Hunting & Fishing museum Attanagh Co Laois on Wednesday the 17 May 2017 commencing at 8pm sharp. Registration will be available from 7:45pm

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Increase to IPT (NI) & Postal Rates (R of I)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

We wish to inform our members that due to an increase to the insurance premium tax in Northern Ireland and the excessive increase in postage rates in the Republic of Ireland, Countryside Alliance Ireland has no option but to effect a modest increase to membership rates as of 1 June 2017 to cover these addational non budgeted costs.


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New Addition to the CAI Team

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Gary McCartney as Development Officer. Gary will be joining the team as of 6 March 2017 and he will provide membership, administrative and operational support to the organisation.

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Operation Wild Deer – PSNI and partners embark on an initiative to combat deer poaching

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

An initiative to tackle the issue of deer poaching has been running in the Clough Valley area. Following concerns from members of the public, local PSNI officers have raised the profile of the Operation Wild Deer initiative to help address the issues in this area.
Representatives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), including the Wildlife Liaison Officer, firearms branch and local police joined forces with Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the British Deer Society (BDS), Environmental Health, Forest Service NI, Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), Scottish Association for Country Sports (SACS), and Crimestoppers.
These organisations continue to work together to combat illegal and on-going deer poaching issues and to ensure illegal meat is not sold into the food industry under the umbrella term Operation Wild Deer.

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Countryside Alliance Ireland - Job Opportunity Development Officer - Based in the NI Office

Friday, 6 January 2017

Countryside Alliance Ireland are seeking to enhance their team with the recruitment of a Development Officer (to be based at their office near Lisburn) and applications are now invited for this full time post. 

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Appointment of New Chairman for Countryside Alliance Ireland

Friday, 16 December 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry O'Connell as Chairman of Countryside Alliance Ireland. Barry is from a farming background and resides in rural County Cork. A keen fieldsports enthusiast, Barry is actively involved in hunting, shooting, deer stalking and fishing.

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Myrtle, Ashley and Jim at Shanes Castle

WJ Martin (Jim) 1942 - 2016

Thursday, 9 June 2016

We are very sad to report that W J Martin (Jim), a long standing CAI member and supporter passed away on 7 June 2016.

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