Government sought advice on greyhound funding cut

Government got legal advice on unhitching the sport from the same grant mechanism as horse racing following pressure over animal welfare concerns

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
29th November, 2020
Government sought advice on greyhound funding cut
The Department of Agriculture’s Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund has been split 80 per cent to horse racing and 20 per cent to greyhound racing since it was established in 200

The government has sought legal advice on breaking the link between greyhound and horse racing funding, the Business Post can reveal.

Ahead of the budget, the Department of Agriculture considered decoupling the two sports and ending the mechanism which grants funding to Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI), which was known as the Irish Greyhound Board until last month, in line with that of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI).

Officials were advised that any change to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Up to 130k survivors may be eligible for mother and baby homes redress

Home Michael Brennan 12 hours ago

North’s ministers ‘vent frustration’ over South’s failure to share Dublin Airport passenger information

Home Aiden Corkery 12 hours ago

Firms will be liable for health and safety rules at home under new remote working policy

Home Aaron Rogan 12 hours ago

Analysis: Mother and Baby Home Commission finds responsibility ‘rests mainly with fathers and families’

Home Michael Brennan 4 days ago