O’Brien granted coursing licence despite warnings over virus risk
Darragh O’Brien ignored Green Party, fellow minister Malcolm Noonan and experts’ warnings about spread of deadly RHD2 virus in hare population
A Fianna Fáil minister pushed ahead with a decision to grant a licence for hare coursing this autumn – despite a recommendation not to do so by the Green Party junior minister in his department.
Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, issued a licence to the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) on September 16 for the netting and tagging of hares for use in the 2020-21 coursing season which was...
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