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Film footage of County Limerick event sparks call for coursing ban

first_imgTwitter Limerick campaigner seeks referendum on animal rights Limerick man celebrating ban on wild animals in circuses TAGSArdpatrick and Kilfinane Hare Coursing ClubcoursingIrish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS)Irish Coursing ClubJohn Carmodylimerick Limerick animal rights group cease operations THE Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) have called for a permanent ban on hare coursing following allegations of animals being “savagely mauled” at a coursing event in County Limerick last weekend.Anti blood sports campaigners captured horrific footage of hares being struck multiple times and mauled into the ground by the muzzled dogs at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane coursing event.“It exposes the myth of cruelty-free coursing that the government claims has been the result of muzzling greyhounds at Irish hare coursing events,” animal rights activist John Fitzgerald said of the footage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The cruelty was filmed despite frenzied efforts by the coursing club to prevent filming by positioning vehicles to block the vision and paths of the camera people. The film shows the unfortunate hares being savaged and shows one of them being put down by a dispatcher who is running off the field with the doomed animal,” he explained.ICABS intend to present this latest footage to Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys as further evidence that “hare coursing is beyond reform and that the so-called regulations introduced to protect hares are worthless”.“Witnessing these appalling scenes at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane coursing meeting, it was never clearer that the time has come for this shameful bloodsport to be finally banned in Ireland,” an ICABS spokesman told the Limerick Post.“ICABS is again contacting Minister Humphreys, the Taoiseach and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to demand an immediate withdrawal of the 2017-18 coursing licence.”They are also calling on Limerick people to contact their local TDs and urge them to back a ban on hare coursing.Limerick animal rights activist John Carmody described coursing as “a ghastly reminder of how backward and outdated we are as a nation and how indifferent we are to the plight of these gentle creatures”.“How can the Government on one hand ban the use of wild animals in circuses and yet allow this most grotesque activity that has went well beyond its time — from an era when we knew no better?” he asked.There was no response from the Irish Coursing Club at the time of going to print.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleLimerick schools send the Fairtrade messageNext articleFontaine Zing will enhance lovelife in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsLocal NewsFilm footage of County Limerick event sparks call for coursing banBy Alan Jacques – November 23, 2017 3784 Emailcenter_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pregnant hares held in Glin coursing compound Print Facebook John marks 21 years at the forefront of animal rights Limerick woman highlights plight of circus elephantslast_img read more

Press release: Welsh Secretary chairs panel on government powers post Brexit

first_imgSecretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will today (Thursday 19th April) chair a panel of experts from business, manufacturing, farming, and the voluntary sector to examine how former EU powers should be used to help Wales thrive in a post-Brexit world.The meeting is one of an ongoing series to ensure that the views of Welsh business and industry on Brexit are heard at the heart of UK Government. The 90-minute session will examine issues including how powers returning from the EU should be exercised in future; how such frameworks could best operate in practice and how powers could be exercised at a devolved level.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: The economy is continuing to grow – this week’s employment figures illustrate that fact – and we are continuing to attract investment because of our strong infrastructure and skilled workforce. But to keep on doing that we need to provide certainty and clarity about how post-Brexit powers are best deployed. I want to hear straight from the people who drive the Welsh economy and today’s panel will provide valuable insight into how we can position Wales to prosper after the UK leaves the European Union. Delegates invited to the meeting come from organisations including the Chamber of Commerce; the Institute of Directors; the Federation of Small Businesses; NFU Cymru; CBI Wales; the Country Landowners Association; Admiral Group and Airbus.ENDSlast_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority partners with LIAT

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 177 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsTravel Discover Dominica Authority partners with LIAT by: – October 15, 2015 Roseau, Dominica – (October 15, 2015) Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with LIAT to launch discounted airfares to hoteliers and travel agents visiting Dominica between October 1 – December 31, 2015. Travel agents and hoteliers originating from Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and St. Maarten are eligible for US$100 discount off a return fare flight to Dominica. In addition, five Dominican hotels are offering reductions on hotel rooms ranging from 25 – 50 per cent off their regular rates. Hotel specials are available from the Anchorage Hotel, Citrus Creek Plantation, Fort Young Hotel, Pagua Bay House and The Champs. This initiative is just one of the many collaborative efforts between Discover Dominica Authority and regional carrier, LIAT, to facilitate travel for promotional purposes. In July, LIAT carried Barbadian professional surfer Brian Talma’s to Dominica for Dive Fest activities from July 17 – 20, 2015. The airline also assisted with the travel arrangements and transportation of costumes for Miss Dominica 2015 to participate in the Miss Jaycees Queen Pageant held in Antigua on July 26, 2015 and the Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Show held in Nevis on August 6, 2015. “LIAT works closely with its main Shareholder Governments to facilitate their travel to key events around the region, to assist them in travel arrangements for visiting artists and to attract people to visit the island,” said a LIAT representative. Meanwhile Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper sees this partnership as one that is mutually beneficial.According to Piper, “Air access is critical to facilitating travel of residents and visitors in and out of Dominica and LIAT has been willing to work with Dominica in this regard”.last_img read more

Dominican Republic to host Caribbean Club Championship – CONCACAF

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC) – The Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium will host the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship this year.CONCACAF announced here Tuesday that the semifinals, third-place match, final and playoff match will be staged at the venue in Santo Domingo from May 8 to 13.Five clubs are participating: Arcahaie FC (Haiti), Cibao FC (Dominican Republic), Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica), and the to-be-confirmed 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield Champions“The Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship is the pinnacle of club football in the Caribbean, providing fully professionalised leagues and their teams with a clear pathway to Confederation-wide tournaments,” said CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio.“After an exciting group stage in Jamaica earlier this year, we are pleased to bring the finals to the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo for what should be a thrilling fourth edition of this important championship.”The group stage of the 2020 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship kicked off on January 29 in Kingston, Jamaica, with six teams battling for four semifinal spots.Group A saw Jamaican club Waterhouse power to a first-place finish with a draw versus Cibao FC of the Dominican Republic and a win over Haitian club Don Bosco. The Dominican club claimed the second place in the group, with two ties.In Group B, Atletico Pantoja of the Dominican Republic finished top of the group, with victories over reigning FCCCC champions Portmore United of Jamaica and Haiti’s Arcahaie. The Haitian side secured a semifinal spot with a win over the Jamaican co-hosts.The group winners will face the second-place finishers of the opposite group. The two semifinal matches are scheduled for May 8. The third place-match and final, which will determine the Caribbean representatives in the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF League and 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, will be played on May 10.Once the 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield Champions fulfil the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria required to participate in a Confederation-wide club competition, an additional playoff match will be disputed on May 13, between the fourth-place finishers of the Caribbean Club Championship and the Shield Champions.The winners of that game will claim the last spot for Caribbean clubs in the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.last_img read more