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Applications for the first three Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland retreats of 2019 open today.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Casting for Recovery is an innovative charity – administered by The Countryside Alliance Foundation – that offers health giving fly-fishing retreats to ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer.

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CAI Holiday Closures 2018

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The offices of Countryside Alliance Ireland will be closed for the Christmas holidays from lunchtime on Friday 21 December 2018 until 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. New and existing members may still avail of our online joining and renewal facility by clicking on the link Below and selecting the appropriate region under the Membership tab

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Countryside Alliance Christmas Card Collection 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Christmas is just around the corner so why not take a look at our wonderful Christmas card collection today❄️ Visit our online shop to purchase them now. Visit our online shop and purchase your Christmas Cards now. Click Here to go there now


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Apply for fireworks licence in time for Halloween

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Apply for fireworks licence in time for Halloween and use approved retailers. Anyone wishing to buy, possess or use fireworks must first obtain a licence. Licence applications for using fireworks over the Halloween period must be submitted to the Department of Justice no later than Tuesday 23 October 2018.

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First Aid Trauma Training

Friday, 10 August 2018

Countryside Alliance Ireland has been approached by Mr Keith McCabe who is available to provide first aid trauma training to any of our groups. Keith has looked at the incidents and he has suggested that the course is run in two 3-hour modules.


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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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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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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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