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Deer stalkers tell Select Oireachtas Committee: ‘Wildlife Bill is fatally flawed’

Representatives of more than 4,000 deer stalkers throughout the country have told an Oireachtas Committee of TDs and Senators that there are major flaws in the recently published ‘Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010. The Bill proposes severe new restrictions on the … Continue reading →

‘Rural Ireland Says Enough’ at RISE meeting in Ballinamore

The national Rise Campaign stopped off in Leitrim last Friday night, May 21 when it held an information meeting in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore

Hundreds attend RISE! Campaign demo in Cashel, county Tipperary…22nd May 2010

Local organisers say that up to five hundred supporters of the RISE! Rural Ireland Says Enough! Campaign have taken part in a demo in Cashel, county Tipperary, in defence of traditional rural sports like hunting, coursing and shooting. The demo … Continue reading →

Gormley’s Wildlife (Amendment) Bill contains two hunting Bans, not one…19th May 2010

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government, chaired by Deputy Seán Fleming (Fianna Fáil) is to meet next Tuesday to discuss a second ban on deer hunting that has been slipped into the recently published Wildlife (Amendment) … Continue reading →

Pro-hunting campaign welcomes Meath County Council support…11th May 2010

The RISE! Rural Ireland Says Enough! Campaign has welcomed last night’s vote by Meath County Council in support of their campaign. Councillors voted by 24 votes to 3 to support a motion expressing concern at the Minister for the Environment’s … Continue reading →

Leading hunts featured on the opening day of Punchestown Festival…20th April 2010

Three of the country’s leading hunts will be specially featured on the opening day of this year’s Punchestown Racing Festival. Representatives of the Kildare Hunt will be in the Parade Ring at the opening of the Festival. Prior to the … Continue reading →

Gormley’s Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010 does not stand scrutiny…20th April 2010

The RISE! Rural Says Enough! campaign notes that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley TD, has published the Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010. This is the Bill to give effect to the ban on the Ward … Continue reading →

Punchestown Festival to show support for Hunting…15th April 2010

The first day of the annual Punchestown Racing Festival, Tuesday, 20th April, will feature a display of horses and hounds in support of hunting. At 3.15 pm, representatives of the Ward Union Hunt and the Woodstown Harriers, who led the … Continue reading →

200 RISE! supporters in Roscrea demo against Taoiseach…12th April 2010

More than two hundred supporters of the rural organisation RISE! took part in a demo to mark the Taoiseach’s visit to Roscrea, county Tipperary, to officially open a new leisure centre. RISE! Rural Ireland Says Enough! was formed in January … Continue reading →

Irish Coursing Club offers €20,000 Reward…10th April 2010

..for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the injury and suffering of the hare released on video by Association of Hunt Saboteurs, alleging to be at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on February 2010. … Continue reading →