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Hunters call for support post-Brexit

Friday, 4 May 2018

HUNTERS have called for the value of country sports to be recognised in the new relationship between the EU and the UK post-Brexit. FACE, the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU, and its UK regional group FACE UK, have asked for specific policies to protect trade and travel for hunters and those who shoot.

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UK General Election – lobby your NI candidates

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Countryside Alliance Ireland is asking you to champion the countryside and help us by contacting the
candidates in your constituency and asking them to support the key policies in the Alliances Family Rural Charter  Click Here:

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Countryside Alliance launches Brexit policies

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Countryside Alliance has launched a Brexit policy document setting out the issues that need to be addressed in order to sustain a living and working countryside outside of the EU.

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NI Elections - Vote tomorrow!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

It is difficult to predict what will happen following the election tomorrow and which party will take the majority. When we vote for our political representatives we are putting our trust in them to represent our views in Parliament, hopefully for the greater good.
It is extremely disheartening that the politicians have given little or no thought to the electorate who voted for them a little over 8 months ago by allowing the NI Executive to collapse. But, we must move on!

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New Wildlife Crime Website Launched

Friday, 8 April 2016

A great new website for reporting deer poaching and other wildlife crimes in Ireland has been launched.The main contact details to note are:

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Ballot Box

The law has changed - are you registered to vote?

Monday, 13 April 2015

The political parties have now launched their election campaigns and the long road to polling day, 7th May, has begun. First and foremost we ask you to ensure you are registered to vote, if you are eligible.

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Mediawatch: "Portillo's State Secrets," 1st April, BBC2, 6.30pm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

MEDIAWATCH: Countryside Alliance animal welfare consultant, Jim Barrington, will be on Michael Portillo's show "Portillo's State Secrets" from 6.30pm on BBC2 this evening, 1st April. Jim will be talking about animal welfare and hunting and reports that he thoroughly enjoyed filming with Portillo.

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Updating you on our work in Europe

Friday, 6 March 2015

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, FACE, of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE's UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting points from the meeting.
I have some good news to report in that the move to reopen the Firearms Directive, being pushed by some as a means to reduce trafficking of illegal firearms, has drifted in the last couple of months. 

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EU Firearms Directive 2008/51- Dealer Reminder

Monday, 26 January 2015

All Firearms Dealers should now be in receipt of the dealers implementation letter from PSNI FEB, Be advised that  these new requirements are not instead of electronic registers, they are the law from the 31 December 2014 regardless of whether you have a paper or electronic register.

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Firearms Dealers in Northern Ireland not required to keep electronic records

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) welcomes the decision by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland (DOJNI) that it is not a requirement for Firearms Dealers (FD) in Northern Ireland to hold records electronically. This decision brings Northern Ireland into compliance with the amendments to the European Firearms Directive, which come in to force on 31 December 2014, as part of the UK decentralised electronic record keeping of firearms.
Contrary to previous advice from the DOJNI individual dealers can decide to keep their records electronically or in paper form.

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