Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Question 314 - Answered on 16th December, 2004
Dan Boyle: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if a hunt (details supplied) in County Cork is licensed; the terms of such a licence in particular, if it specifies the areas in which participants may hunt; and if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there have been repeated complaints regarding the activities of this hunt, including it crossing farmlands without permission, entering fields in which heifers are in calf, cutting fences and entering game sanctuaries.
Ref No: 33798/04
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr Dick Roche): The hunt referred in question is a fox hunt. A licence, under the Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000, is not required for the hunting of non-protected species, such as foxes.