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Countryside Alliance sets out 5 principles for new agricultural policy

The Countryside Alliance has set out five principles that should be at the heart of a new British agricultural policy to replace the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.  The Government has been consulting on plans to introduce a UK policy framework for agriculture with specific policies for a new system of…

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First Aid Trauma Training

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.   The first module is a 3-hour BLS…

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Countryside Alliance Show How Rural Activities Can Lead To Health Benefits

The Countryside Alliance has told a Government inquiry how taking part in rural activities such as fishing, hunting or shooting sports has shown to provide a positive impact on social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The Countryside Alliance submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can have…

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Be Wildfire Aware

In 2017 the fire service attended over 2,072 gorse fires across Ireland. While the majority of gorse fires attended by the Fire & Rescue Services are started deliberately they can also be started unintentionally by thoughtless and careless behaviour. Both deliberate and accidental fires can cost lives and they are asking…

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Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines July 2018 – R of I

The Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) has put in place a revised set of Guidelines for Dog Breeding Establishments (DBEs The Guidelines are in place to support the improvement of standards in DBEs and form part of the framework within which local authorities carry out inspections and…

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Hunters call for support post-Brexit

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…

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PRIVATISATION OF DEER MANAGEMENT ON STATE LANDS?

Wicklow Sika stag: is management of deer on State lands to be privatised, and if so, what will be the effect on deer populations and on the ordinary licensed hunter?   The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine has published a Request for Tenders (RFT)for the provision of deer management services…

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European Firearms Passes Know the Facts

There have been a number of incidents where people have been caught with firearms visiting or transiting from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland and vice versa on the belief they could do so with only a European Firearms Pass (EFP) A European Firearms pass allows the following:  A…

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Compulsory CRRU-IASIS Wildlife Aware Certification

Trained Professional Users of Rodenticides must register with Dept of Agriculture by 31 December 2017 and must have CRRU-IASIS Wildlife Aware Certification Newly introduced requirements for those offering rodent pest management services require that Trained Professional Users (PMUs) offering such service register with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the…

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Countryside Alliance launches Brexit policies

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. The Countryside Alliance did not campaign during the EU referendum but the decision to leave the EU will have…

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