Irish Government has given greyhound industry nearly quarter of a billion euros

4 Oct


The Irish Greyhound Board (Bord na gCon) has received nearly a quarter of a billion euros – €213.3 million – of taxpayers’ money since 2001.

That’s according to a Greyhound Racing report published earlier this year by the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Among the cash handed over by the Irish Government was €10.4 million in 2014, €13.6 million in 2015 and €14.8 million in 2016.

It’s time for this to stop. The greyhound industry is a failing, dying industry with plummeting attendance, declining sponsorship and shocking animal cruelty, including the “disappearance” of thousands of greyhounds every year.


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Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry

Given the ongoing fall in attendances at tracks, it is clear that the general public has little interest in greyhound racing. Tell the Irish Government to stop wasting precious funds on this dying industry.

Michael Noonan
Minister for Finance
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6764735

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Tweet to: @EndaKennyTD

Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: +353 (0)1-661 1013.
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Andrew Doyle TD
Minister of State, Dept of Agriculture

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