Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 28 May 2019


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 Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), enacted 28 May 2019, and all statutory instruments up to and including Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 (Judicial Remuneration) (Section 46(9A)) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 257 of 2019), made 29 May 2019, 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 28 May 2019


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

Welfare of Greyhounds Acts 2011 and 2019 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 1(3)). The Acts in this group are:

Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 (29/2011)

Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), Part 10 (s. 59)

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Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked.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 1972, may be found in the Legislation Directory at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019)

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (15/2013)

All Acts up to and including Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), enacted 28 May 2019, 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 Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 (Judicial Remuneration) (Section 46(9A)) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 257 of 2019), made 29 May 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 29 of 2011


WELFARE OF GREYHOUNDS ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 28 May 2019



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 28 May 2019


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:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Prospective affecting provision: provision for data transfer for purposes of Act made by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 58, not commenced as of date of revision.

Data Transfer

58. Information, including personal data (within the meaning of Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 1 and section 69 of the Data Protection Act 2018) held by—

(a) the Board,

(b) the holder of an Irish Greyhound Stud Book,

(c) the operator of a laboratory for the analysis of samples approved by the Board under regulations made under section 27(1) for the purposes of paragraph (r) of that subsection,

(d) the operator of a database recognised, approved or established under regulations made under section 36 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, or

(e) the Minister under the animal tracing systems database established under section 63 of that Act,

for the purposes of the Greyhound Racing Acts 1958 to 2019, the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 or the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 may be exchanged by them with each other if such exchange is reasonably necessary and proportionate for the performance by them of their functions under those Acts.