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Overwhelming support from MPs for grouse shooting

A parliamentary debate held on the 31/10/2016 in Westminster Hall triggered by a petition to ban grouse shooting (as well as an associated petition supporting grouse shooting) saw MPs voice overwhelming support for moorland management for shooting Although the debate was never going to result in legislation, it represented an important…

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Countryside groups unite to demand BBC reins in Packham

THE UK’s leading countryside organisations have joined in condemnation of Chris Packham’s latest attack on grouse moors by demanding the BBC withdraws support for the anti-shooting campaigner. The broadcaster, who regularly presents nature and conservation programmes for the BBC, this week launched a personal social media campaign demanding that Marks…

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No further restrictions on lead ammunition as DEFRA rejects flawed report

Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, has rejected the recommendations of the controversial Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) process and confirmed that there will be no further restrictions on the use of lead ammunition. In a letter to LAG Chairman, John Swift, The Secretary of State has confirmed that…

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WJ Martin (Jim) 1942 – 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. Jim became one of our more familiar members a few years ago, when he phoned to renew his membership.  While he was chatting away he took…

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PSNI FEB Advice on Banded Transactions

PSNI FEB has distributed advice regarding banded transactions.  To view an updated banded advice table please click   PSNI FEB banded advice .   The table is a working document and will be subject to change so the date at the top will always reflect the version.   There is now…

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Tattersalls – offer for CAI Members

  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…

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New Wildlife Crime Website Launched

A great new website for reporting deer poaching and other wildlife crimes in Ireland has been launched.The main contact details to note are: • Email suspected incidents to nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie • Phone (office hours) (01) 888 3242 • Report online at http://wildlifecrime.ie/index.html

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Have you heard of the Tellus survey? It may be relevant to you.

Conducted by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), the Tellus survey collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland.   The latest phase of the survey involves an aircraft flying at a low height over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford and…

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Holiday Closure

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  From all at CAI

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Lough Neagh stakeholders agree on ‘new shared vision for a community led future’

Jenny Copleand representing Countryside Alliance Ireland in agreeing a new shared vision for Lough Neagh’s future within a community led forum.   Jenny stressed the value of Wildfowling to the other delegates and continued to make the point for preservation of our rural activities on Lough Neagh during the three day event…

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