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Funding for the Environment through EU Cross-Border Cooperation Scheme

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, welcomes significant funding to be allocated to the environment through the Interreg Programme. Following detailed discussions with the UK and Ireland Member States, the European Commission has formally adopted a new Interreg cross-border co-operation programme for the Border Region of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western…

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Guidelines for Deer Hunters to Protect Against Lyme Disease

BADA, who exhibited alongside Countryside Alliance Ireland at Birr have produced some basic guidelines for deer hunters, to help protect against Lyme Disease and other related diseases.  They are as follows: While shooting – consider wearing permethrin-impregnated clothing or treat your own clothing with permethrin-fabric spray (available from the BADA-UK…

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Irish Game body merges with CAI

A decision has been made by the Executive Committee of the Irish Game Protection Association (IGPA) to merge with Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI). As the representative body for the driven shoots of Ireland, the Association was formed in 1890 by a group of keen sportsmen to help conserve and protect…

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Countryside Alliance Ireland’s Chief Executive Wins Prestigious Sporting Award

Lyall Plant, Chief Executive of Countryside Alliance Ireland was the proud recipient of a ‘Lifetime Commitment Award’ presented to him by Paul Pringle at the Press Reception for the Great Game Fairs of Ireland 2011, held recently at Shanes Castle.  yall Plant, Chief Executive of Countryside Alliance Ireland was the…

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Preparing a Risk Assessment for your Shoot

A recent case reported in Shooting Times magazine highlighted the importance of health and safety on shoots. Seven hunt saboteurs were acquitted on 14th April of aggravated trespass because the shoot in question did not have a written health and safety policy. A recent case reported in Shooting Times magazine…

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