“I am in favour [of a ban on hare coursing and fox hunting].” Cllr Malachy Quinn (Sinn Fein, Fingal County Council) in a text message to ICABS, November 2014.
The views of other Fingal County Councillors…
Cllr Eugene Coppinger (Socialist Party/Anti Austerity Alliance, Fingal County Council)
“I am totally opposed to all forms of animal abuse, including hare coursing and fox hunting. The Socialist Party, of which I am a member, have a very good record on this. A number of years ago, when Clare Daly was a member of our party, she put down a motion in Fingal County Council, calling for a ban on circuses having live animals in their show. The motion was carried. It now means that no circus which uses animals, will be allowed on any public area in Fingal.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.
Cllr David Healy (Green Party, Fingal County Council)
“I am opposed to all blood sports including fox hunting and coursing and in favour of a ban on them.” March 2014.
“I am in favour of a ban [on hare coursing and foxhunting]”. Cllr Paul Mulville (Independent, Fingal County Council) in a text message to ICABS, November 2014.
Cllr Cian O’Callaghan (Independent, Fingal County Council)
“I am supportive of your organisation and campaign.” (from an email to ICABS in March 2012)
Cllr Roderic O’Gorman (Green Party, Fingal County Council)
“I have always strongly opposed blood sports, as I believe there is no moral justification for setting one animal against another for human enjoyment. If elected to Fingal County Council I will use all available powers of the local authority to oppose blood sports”. Roderic O’Gorman, March 2014
In January 2012, Roderic O’Gorman, along with Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, were thanked for attending an anti-coursing protest outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin.
Cllr Keith Redmond (Fine Gael, Fingal County Council – Howth-Malahide)
“Yes [I am in favour of a ban on foxhunting and hare coursing].” from a tweet to ICABS, May 2014.
Cllr Justin Sinnott (Independent, Fingal County Council)
“I would support the banning of hare coursing and fox hunting.” from a tweet to ICABS, August 2014.
Cllr Duncan Smith (Labour Party, Fingal County Council)
“I abhor the practice of hare coursing and foxhunting.” from a tweet to ICABS, May 2014.
“The Socialist Party and the Anti-Austerity Alliance oppose hare coursing, fox hunting and stag hunting and favour the banning of such ‘sports'” Cllr Matthew Waine (Anti-Austerity Alliane/Socialist Party, Fingal County Council) in a text message to ICABS, November 2014.
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