Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Irish Greyhound Industry: Irish Coursing Club

Mr. D.J. Histon:

He asked how the ICC will marry in with the traceability system. Currently, we provide daily all details on ownership and breeding to the IGB so we feed information to it. We met the IGB recently. It will introduce a microchipping and testing IT solution for all its tracks, as it indicated previously to the committee. We are working with it to provide the information it needs to run that. This system will involve displaying the identity card of the greyhound on a screen. The microchip will then be scanned and the dog will be shown on the screen. I do not want to speak on behalf of the IGB but that is the gist of what the system will deliver.

We are more than willing to play our part. As I have said all along, we are part of the industry and we want to play our part. We will do anything we can do for the betterment of the industry and the decent owners out there who are willing to do it. We will not be found wanting in that regard.


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