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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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Sad Passing of Tom Brown

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

It is with great sadness that we have to inform our members of the passing of Tom Brown.
Tom was a great supporter of Countryside Alliance Ireland and was forever present in our marquees every summer. His knowledge and experience within the Deer Stalking circles was second to none and he will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. 

Pictured L-R: Greg Kane Chairman British Deer Society Northern Ireland Branch, Tom Brown and Lyall Plant

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Sale of Woodcock Prohibited - Republic of Ireland

Friday, 30 October 2015


Date Released: Friday, October 30, 2015

S.I. No. 472 of 2015


The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has made the European Communities (Wildbirds) (Woodcock) Regulations 2015 in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972.    These Regulations add the Woodcock to the list of species of wild birds of which the sale, transport for sale, keeping for sale and offering for sale is prohibited, in the interest of conservation

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New Measures Introduced for Ireland’s Firearm Holders

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted that the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has recently announced a series of changes to the firearms licensing system in Ireland. 
This welcome news has been much sought after and has involved a concerted effort from all parties.  Countryside Alliance Ireland would especially like to take this opportunity to thank our members and the wider public who responded to the Department’s consultation and submitted their views.  Every correspondence counts and we commend all those who made the effort.

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Firearm certificate renewals – get them in on time

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

In order to assist the PSNI’s Firearms and Explosives Branch, CAI is urging members to submit their firearm certificate renewal applications at least six weeks prior to the date of expiry shown on their current firearm certificate. 

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