Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2016: Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
I appreciate welfare is on the agenda and I imagine it is was on the agenda before the television programmes exposed it all. Have there been improvements in both sectors since those television programmes aired? Is funding contingent on improvements being made in those sectors so that confidence can be brought back into both greyhound racing and horse racing? As I said, the Chair and I are from a big area where there is horse racing and greyhound racing. The general public is looking at money being spent in these two sectors and it wants accountability; it wants to make sure things have improved. I have no doubt the Department is still talking to them. However, the general public wants to know that if its money is being spent, there is accountability and things have improved from six or seven months ago.