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Working for the future of hunting.

Our relentless campaigning has guaranteed that we continue to enjoy our rural activity. We continue to work tirelessly to protect your sport and we use our resources wisely.

Promoting and defending shooting for future generations

We are part of an award-winning organisation that uses its political, PR and campaigning skills to get the very best results for everyone who enjoys shooting. We’re taking shooting seriously – are you?

Working together for the future of Angling

We work in partnership with the Ulster Angling Federation and other Angling organisations to campaign for anglers rights and conservation of wild salmonid stocks. We seek fair access to angling waters for the local Angler. Together we are a strong voice for the conservation of salmon both nationally and internationally


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Don't fund anti-hunt thugs, boycott LUSH

Monday, 15 December 2014

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: The cosmetics company LUSH has become a high street staple selling soap and smelly stuff from 105 shops across the UK and Ireland, as well as online. It is keen to promote its 'ethical' and campaigning image and, whilst the majority of its policies and the campaigns it supports are mainstream and harmless, dark secrets lurk in the background.

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EU Firearms Directive 2008/51- Update

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

All Firearms Dealers should now be in receipt of the dealers implementation letter from PSNI FEB, Be advised that  these new requirements are not instead of electronic registers, they are the law from the 31 December 2014 regardless of whether you have a paper or electronic register.

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Department of Justice and Equality/An Garda Síochána Working Group on Review of Firearms Licensing

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Department of Justice and Equality invites interested parties to make submissions on the joint An Garda Síochána / Department of Justice and Equality Working Group Report on the Review of Firearms Licensing.

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Firearms Dealers in Northern Ireland not required to keep electronic records

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) welcomes the decision by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland (DOJNI) that it is not a requirement for Firearms Dealers (FD) in Northern Ireland to hold records electronically. This decision brings Northern Ireland into compliance with the amendments to the European Firearms Directive, which come in to force on 31 December 2014, as part of the UK decentralised electronic record keeping of firearms.
Contrary to previous advice from the DOJNI individual dealers can decide to keep their records electronically or in paper form.

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Insurance Protection for Countryside Alliance Ireland Members

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Whilst almost all Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) members will join the organisation because of a love of the countryside and an appreciation for the work that the CAI does to defend and promote country sports and rural life, some may also sign up to take advantage of the range of benefits that are offered as part of the membership.

One such benefit is the automatic inclusion to CAI’s insurance programme organised by R K Harrison Insurance Services (RKHIS). The package provides Personal Accident cover and Employers’, Public and Products Liability cover for eligible members to participate in a wide range of specific country pursuits (otherwise referred to as Recognised Activities) including a variety of riding and shooting events.

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Successful Moorland Management Day

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Irish Red Grouse Association (IRGA) recently hosted a very successful Moorland Management Day for Farming and Wildlife on Keadeen Mountain, Co Wicklow. The location on Keadeen Mountain was chosen as the award winning Grouse Conservation Project, lead by, Fr Seamus O’Neill of the Kiltegan Missionary Society with the assistance of the local sheep farmers.

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