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Labour Party Minister joins anti-coursing protest
31 January 2012

A big thank you to Joe Costello, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for attending the protest against hare coursing in Dublin on Monday.

Minister Costello stood alongside a banner calling for TDs to "Support the Bill to End Hare Coursing" during the protest outside the Department of Agriculture.

The Dublin Central TD's views on blood sports are well known. He is on record in the past as saying:

ICABS is calling on the Labour Party, and all parties, to back the anti-coursing bill which is due to be introduced in the coming months by Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan and Clare Daly.

Minister Joe Costello (far right) with Clare Daly, TD, Noel Gregory (brother of the late independent TD Tony Gregory) and Roderick O'Gorman, Green Party Chairman


Contact all your local TDs now. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing banned. Remind them that coursing is already illegal in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Urge them to respect the wishes of the majority of the electorate and back Maureen O'Sullivan, TD and Clare Daly, TD's anti-coursing bill.

Find out the names of your TDs and their email addresses.

If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

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