The Sunday Independent has reported that Green Party leader and Environment Minister, John Gormley, may be trying to secure an "eventual abolition of hare coursing" as part of discussions with Fianna Fail over continued support.
The newspaper outlined that Minister Gormley's recent renewal of a coursing licence was done "with a heavy heart" and that it is believed that he may now be endeavouring to secure a ban.
"Fianna Fail and the Greens are negotiating a compromise over Nama -- the largest, most controversial fiscal outlay in the history of the State," the report stated. "The Sunday Independent has learned that a large group of FF back-benchers now believe that one of the key prices Greens' leader John Gormley will attempt to extract from Taoiseach Brian Cowen for his party's continued support is the eventual abolition of hare coursing."
The Sunday Independent report appears below...
URGENT ACTION ALERTS
Please send the following message to both Minister John Gormley and Taoiseach Brian Cowen: "I am one of the Irish majority who wants an urgent ban on hare coursing. Please act now to end this cruel blood sport"
Minister John Gormley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01 888 2403. Fax: 01 878 8640.
An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen Email: email@example.com
Taoiseach's Private Office Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01-6194020 / 4021 / 4043. Fax: 01-6764048
Please also contact your local TDs/Senators and urge them to support your calls for a ban on coursing and other blood sports. Encourage them to contact Minister Gormley and Taoiseach Brian Cowen to express their backing for a ban.
Write to your TD at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.
Write to your Senator at: Seanad Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 732 623.
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