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Fly-tipping ‘scourge of the countryside’ amid lockdown

The Countryside Alliance Ireland is concerned about what the impact of excess rubbish generated over the lockdown period could have on rural areas in Northern Ireland, which is often falls victim to fly-tippers. The rural campaigning group are asking the public to remember that fly-tipping is not a victimless crime…

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Forest Service Leases 2020

CAI have been informed that two areas will be offered by Forest Service NI for shooting on a four year lease. map42_ShootingGlenone map35_ShootingGlenariffParkmore Interested parties should contact Patrick Irvine on 028 9335 2727 or by email p.irvine@jamcclelland.com A completed management plan/proposal (enclosed) must be completed and returned to J A…

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ROI deer hunting applications for the 2020/21 season.

National Parks and Wildlife Service would normally send application packs in early April by post to those hunters who held a licence for the 2019/2020 deer hunting season. However, due the impact of Covid-19 on the operation of the Wildlife licensing Unit, we will not be sending the applications out…

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Minister urges halt to prescribed fires to aid stretched emergency services

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots has urged farmers and land managers to halt all prescribed burning in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic in a bid to reduce additional pressures on Northern Ireland’s emergency services. Minister Poots said: “Prescribed burning is a method of land management used to improve our game…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for shooting and deer stalking

Please note – we will keep information in this area as up to date as possible, however, due to the fast-moving nature of the current situation, news and guidelines are constantly changing. We will endeavour to update with further guidance when appropriate. The efforts to control the spread of Covid-19…

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NI Anglers told to STAY AT HOME as fishing waters closed

All DAERA angling waters are to be closed with immediate effect in the continuing fight against the spread of Covid-19, Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced. “The message is clear to our anglers, many of whom are in the older age group, stay safe – stay home,” the Minister…

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Countryside Alliance Ireland – Operational Changes

In November 2019 Countryside Alliance was presented with a substantial and untenable increase in its members’ insurance premium, especially for the Republic of Ireland.  Market conditions have changed and many underwriters have withdrawn from Republic of Ireland completely and those who remain are demanding extraordinary premium increases.  It is for…

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Change to ROI contact number

From Friday 24th of January 2020 the Countryside Alliance Ireland Courtlough office telephone number will cease and support for our ROI members will move to our Northern Ireland office. Members can contact our Northern Ireland office by the following: landline 048 9263 9911 mobile +44 28 9263 9911

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Operation Silver Fin launches in Co. Fermanagh

The net is closing in on fish poachers as ‘Operation Silver Fin’ is launched in Co. Fermanagh. Police in Fermanagh have teamed up with the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Inland Fisheries, Loughs Agency and An Garda Siochana along with other partners from the Partnership Action Against Wildlife…

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Changes to the Membership – Republic of Ireland

Monday 6th January 2020 Dear Member Ref:        Countryside Alliance Ireland – Changes to the Membership I write to you in respect of your membership of Countryside Alliance Ireland. As you may be aware from many media outlets, all insurance in the Republic of Ireland has been viewed as high risk…

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