Wednesday, 10 February 2016
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been developed by Countryside Alliance Ireland and The Northern Ireland Masters of Hounds Association, in conjunction with the Ulster Farmers’ Union. The main purpose of the Memorandum is to inform and advise on best practice and protocol for those engaged in hunting with hounds on agricultural land and to encourage compliance.
Monday, 21 December 2015
Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) was disappointed to read a recent quote in the Belfast Telegraph Editor’s Viewpoint. Whilst discussing hunting practices in Northern Ireland, the Editor stated how the newspaper is “happy to join with the league and with other animal welfare bodies in calling for this vile practice to be banned”.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The Kerry Foxhounds Hunt Club are organising a charity fundraiser on Easter Weekend; 3rd, 4th and 5th of April 2015.
Monday, 15 December 2014
Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: The cosmetics company LUSH has become a high street staple selling soap and smelly stuff from 105 shops across the UK and Ireland, as well as online. It is keen to promote its 'ethical' and campaigning image and, whilst the majority of its policies and the campaigns it supports are mainstream and harmless, dark secrets lurk in the background.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The Wild Deer Association of Ireland have just announced you can now renew membership or join the Wild Deer Association of Ireland online by clicking HERE. This facility allows you to pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal. Membership starts at only €20 per year. You can also opt to join their discounted group insurance policy with Countryside Alliance Ireland, or make a donation
Monday, 30 September 2013
Under the European Hygiene Package Regulations it has been a requirement since 1st Jan 2006 that wild game shot with a view to placing it on the market for human consumption is examined by a trained hunter. In advance of this the FSAI, supported by DAFM and the LAVS, consulted with various hunting organisations with a view to developing training courses in accordance with the Hygiene Package Regulations.
Monday, 16 September 2013
The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is undertaking a review of the practise of taking young raptors from the wild within the scope of Article 9 of the Birds Directive and CAI tendered a submission in support of one of our member groups; The Irish Hawking Club.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
CAI members, The Irish Hawking Club will be attending the National Country Fair at Borris House, Co. Carlow, over the August bank holiday weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013.
Established in 1870, the Irish Hawking Club has proudly represented falconry throughout the 32 counties of Ireland for generations.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
An Introduction to Fox Hunting is a 16-page document, designed to introduce the younger generation to hunting with hounds - and it is available now. Specifically focused at targeting the secondary school age range, the booklet covers a wide variety of topics including some facts about the fox as a species, a guide to a day’s hunting, some important hunting terms and a word search.