Penrose, Willie

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Debate

General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed)

I thank the two groups for their interesting observations and submissions. The Irish Council Against Blood Sports seems basically to say that the industry is close to being irredeemable, particula...More Button

It is important that the legislative objectives of the greyhound industry Bill 2017 should be considered. Implicit in the Bill are the objectives of the Indecon and Morris reports and indeed tho...More Button

Head 9 in the general scheme of the Bill, which deals with an amendment to the principal Act, allows the greyhound board to use funds to enhance the welfare of greyhounds. Can any of the witness...More Button

I would not subscribe to banning sport in any industry. Improvements can be made. We recognised the need for improvement when we prepared a report in that regard in 2016. I thank the witnesses...More Button