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Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed)

4:00 pm

Photo of Pádraig MacLochlainnPádraig MacLochlainn (Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

What if a range of protections and assurances were built into the legislation? We make laws in this building all of the time. We measure the success of every law by the way that it is enforced. Ms Yourell has expressed her concern about whether suitable legislation can be enforced. Is there a way forward? She has indicated that her organisation is not opposed to the principle of dogs racing around a track but it would like assurances in legislation. I interpreted her presentation as saying greyhound racing is beyond saving.

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