Countryside Alliance Ireland - News Latest news // Countryside Alliance Ireland News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:14:46 +0000 Increase to IPT (NI) & Postal Rates (R of I) // // Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:14:45 +0000 Countryside Alliance Ireland CA Ireland News 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.   Operation Wild Deer – PSNI and partners embark on an initiative to combat deer poaching // // Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:38:26 +0000 Countryside Alliance Ireland CA Ireland News 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.