Hunting and shooting clubs join forces to help the people of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, has sadly led to thousands of deaths while towns and cities have been left in ruins. In addition over 10 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine and beyond. In light of the desperate situation these families are going through, the strong country sports community…

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CAI attend ROI forum on the introduction of restrictions on lead shot

CAI along with IFA Countryside and NARGC have met with officials in the Republic of Ireland as they look to implement EU REACH Regulations (EC1907/2006) that come into force in January 2023. Effectively these rules will mean that lead shot cannot be used within a 100m area around or within…

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Challange your MLA NOW

With the election fast approaching and the Alliance Party vowing to reintroduce their anti-rural Hunting Bill, now is the time to act and contact your MLAs to see where they stand if we want rural life and its traditions to continue. Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) has been impressed by you,…

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Championing our countryside: Manifesto for Northern Ireland 2022

The Countryside Alliance Ireland manifesto sets out how the next Assembly can protect, connect and grow rural Northern Ireland. Our countryside is a place of recreation, a larder, it underpins our tourism sector, and just as importantly, is a place of work for many as well as key to meeting the challenges…

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Support those who supported us on May 5th

I am sure we would all rather be enjoying a day in the countryside either fishing by the river or going for a walk with the dog. However, at the start of May we will once again be heading to the polls to elect our next political leaders. It is…

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Northern Ireland’s shooting organisations join forces to help improve firearms licensing

Northern Ireland’s largest shooting and countryside organisations have joined forces to help improve all aspects of firearms licensing, in a move that will benefit the entire shooting community.   Working together as an umbrella organisation, the Northern Ireland Firearms Representative Group (NIFRG) will campaign for a more efficient, value for…

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CAI are encouraging the public to report any suspected fish poaching activities

As a pro-active member of the PAW NI Fin sub-group CAI are encouraging the public to report any suspected fish poaching activities to the appropriate agency. As many struggle at the moment with the cost of living crisis looking for ways to increase their income it can be all too…

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Sad passing of Lyall Plant former CAI CEO

It is with the greatest of sadness to learn of the passing of Lyall Plant, former Chief Executive of Countryside Alliance Ireland. Firstly, on behalf of Countryside Alliance Ireland and our members North and South, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest condolences to his wife,…

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Public urged to take all steps possible to prevent wildfires

After only a few days of good weather sadly we have already seen a number of wildfires across Northern Ireland, most notably in the Mournes which were the scene of similar iccidents last year and the Belfast Mountians. Wildfires have the capability to devastate farmland, wildlife and protected habitats, as…

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Forest Service Shooting Rights 2022

Forest Service Shooting Rights 2022 CAI have been informed that an area will be offered by Forest Service NI for rough shooting for a two year lease at The Fews and Cold Brae Forest block and Tullychurry Forest. Interested parties should contact Patrick Irvine on 028 9335 2727 or by…

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