Thursday, 18 November 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
354. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department records figures pertaining to the number of greyhounds referred to foster centres included on the panel of service providers since the introduction of the Rásaíocht Con Éireann traceability system in January 2021; and if so, if he will provide these figures. [56818/21]
Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry. RCÉ is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The question raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for RCÉ and, therefore, the question has been referred to the body for direct reply.