Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 8 June 2016


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, and all statutory instruments up to and including Welfare of Greyhounds Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 310 of 2016), made 8 June 2016, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 8 June 2016


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1999, may be found in the Legislation Directory at www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (15/2013)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Welfare of Greyhounds Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 310 of 2016)

Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 63 of 2015)

Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 657 of 2011)

All statutory instruments up to and including Welfare of Greyhounds Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 310 of 2016), made 8 June 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 8 June 2016



Acts Referred to

Companies Acts

Control of Dogs Act 1986

1986, No. 32

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

2010, No. 29

Garda Síochána Act 2005

2005, No. 20

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15, Vict. c. 93

Protection of Animals Acts 1911 and 1965

Veterinary Practice Act 2005

2005, No. 22


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 8 June 2016


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS, REGULATE THE OPERATION OF GREYHOUND BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS AND ESTABLISH A REGISTER OF GREYHOUND BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS.

[16 th November, 2011]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: