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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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Update of Avian Influenza Restrictions

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Trade restrictions introduced on 12th January 2016, following the outbreak of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) in Fife, Scotland are being lifted with immediate effect from today, Thursday 11th February 2016.
The letter issued on 12th January 2016 detailed the restrictions put in place due to the outbreak of LPAI in Great Britain. 

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Hunt Protocol Agreed with the Ulster Farmers Union

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been developed by Countryside Alliance Ireland and The Northern Ireland Masters of Hounds Association, in conjunction with the Ulster Farmers’ Union.  The main purpose of the Memorandum is to inform and advise on best practice and protocol for those engaged in hunting with hounds on agricultural land and to encourage compliance. 

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Countryside Organisations Launch Website to Lobby MEPs on Firearms Proposals

Friday, 5 February 2016

FACE UK is calling on all those who shoot to contact their MEPs over concerns that a number of proposals to amend the Firearms Directive would do nothing to tackle terrorism and illegal weapons, but would harm legitimate shooting in the UK.

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Abbeyfeale Hunting Festival 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The annual Abbeyfeale Hunting Festival takes place from Sunday the 14th February until Friday the 19th February 2016.

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Countryside Alliance Ireland supports MEP’s decision not to review European Nature Directives

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Countryside Alliance Ireland is pleased that the European Parliament has listened to the concerns of the public and shooting community and today (2 February) voted not to review the Birds and Habitats Directives (the Nature Directives) under the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT).

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Casting for Recovery at Mount Falcon this May

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing programme specifically designed for women who have, or have had, breast cancer, invites ladies to apply for its retreat to be held at the beautiful Mount Falcon Estate near Ballina, Co Mayo, from 13-15 May 2016.


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Ashley Meeting with Minister

Leading Country Sports Organisations Meet NI Environment Minister on Snares

Friday, 22 January 2016

Representatives from Northern Ireland’s two main countryside organisations, Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), met with NI Environment Minister Mark H Durkan at Stormont. The meeting follows the Minister’s controversial decision not to introduce the draft Snares Order (Northern Ireland) to the NI Assembly in the latter part of 2015. The draft order had been produced by Department officials working in partnership with BASC and CAI back in May 2013.

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