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RoI Review of Firearms Licensing – Interim Report

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has sent an interim report on its consideration of the Firearms Licencing Review. The Report, which contains seven interim recommendations, has been sent to Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD. It has also been laid in both Houses of…

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The law has changed – are you registered to vote?

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. NB the law has changed and you may need to re-register. Click here to register…

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Mediawatch: “Portillo’s State Secrets,” 1st April, BBC2, 6.30pm

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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Universal postal service is essential to the countryside, says Alliance

Countryside Alliance Ireland welcomes the report published on the 12th  March from the BIS Select Committee on Competition in the postal services sector and the Universal Service Obligation (USO) and its recognition that the USO is an “essential service” that needs to be protected by Ofcom. As our submission outlined,…

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Justice Committee to seek academic advice on firearms review

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has agreed to seek a range of academic perspectives as part of its on-going consideration of a recent review of firearms licencing issues. The Committee hopes that the input of experts, with independent analysis of the current trends in Ireland and…

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Updating you on our work in Europe

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…

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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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