REVEALED: €87,179 in fees and expenses paid out last year to IGB board members

13 Sep

€87,179 in fees and expenses was paid out last year to board members of the Irish Greyhound Board, it has been revealed.

Responding to a September 8th Dáil question from Michael Healy-Rae TD (Kerry, Independent), the new Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue outlined that IGB board members received €55,238 in fees in 2019 as well as €31,941 in expenses.

Breakdown of fees and expenses for 2019:

Board Members – Fees, Expenses*

Frank Nyhan Chairman – €12,600, €7,741
Billy O’Dwyer (term completed 26 March 2019) – €2,025, €4,937
Mattie Murphy (term completed 7 June 2019) – €3,530, €6,345
Pat Creed – €8,100, €3,298
Colm Gaynor (term completed 26 November 2019) – €11,550, €5,028
Wayne McCarthy Appointed 26 March 2019 – €6,199, €2,620
Gary Brown (26th March 19 – 6 February 2020) – €6,199, €702
Aileen Lennon Appointed 20 May 2019 – €5,035, €1,270
Brian McNeice Appointed 21 November 2019 – €0, €0
Total €55,238, €31,941

  • Board Members fees and expenses may include periods other than 2019.

With shocking revelations of cruelty and killing, there are growing calls on the government to stop funding greyhound racing. The Irish Greyhound Board has received more than a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers’ money since 2001, including €16.8 million for 2020.



Urge the leaders of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael (who back the grants every year) to stop the funding.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin
Phone: +353 (0)1–618 4350 or +353 (0)21-432 0088

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar
Telephone: +353 (0)1-704 3630 OR +353 (0)1-640 3133
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Contact all Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour Party TDs and urge them to vote against any further funding for cruel greyhound racing.

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Fine Gael TDs;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Patrick.O’;;;;;;;;;

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Please sign and share our petition

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

Watch the award-winning “RTE Investigates: Greyhounds running for their lives” documentary which revealed that around 6,000 greyhounds are killed every year simply because they are not fast enough. It includes shocking scenes of dogs being delivered to a knackery where they were shot in the head and dumped in a skip. One shot dog was seen writhing on the ground in agony as his merciless owner drove away.

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