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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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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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Tattersalls - offer for CAI Members

Friday, 29 April 2016

This year Countryside Alliance Ireland is again pleased to be able to offer our members discounted tickets for the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair.


Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair will run from the 1st to 5th June 2016.  Tattersalls and Countryside Alliance Ireland are delighted to offer two tickets for the price of one for all CAI members.

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Holiday Closure

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Please note that our offices in Dublin and Belfast will be closed on Thurs 17 March for St Patricks Day re-opening on Friday the 18 March

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PSNI Announces Fee Increases

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has today announced that the cost for the grant of a firearm certificate is set to increase.  The fee for a five year certificate, from 22 February 2016, will rise from £50 to £98.  
Countryside Alliance Ireland, along with the Gun Trade Guild NI and BASC NI, have been lobbying extensively on behalf of our members and firearm certificate holders in Northern Ireland in respect of the fee increases.  The previously proposed fee increases were significantly higher and CAI worked closely with our partners to reduce these.

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