Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

2.

Definitions.

2.— In this Act—

“Act of 1986” means the Control of Dogs Act 1986;

“Act of 2001” means the Local Government Act 2001;

“annual dog breeding establishment charge” has the meaning assigned to it by section 14 ;

“appropriate fee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9 (4) ;

“authorised person” means—

( a) a dog warden, or

( b) a person appointed to be an authorised person under section 18 ;

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“closure notice” has the meaning assigned to it by section 21 ;

“commercial boarding kennel” means a premises (other than an animal shelter) where dogs, not owned by the occupier of the premises, are temporarily sheltered, fed and watered in consideration of the payment of a fee;

“consumer price index number” means the All Items Consumer Price Index Number compiled by the Central Statistics Office, and a reference to the consumer price index number in respect of any year is a reference to the consumer price index number at such date in that year as is determined by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance;

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“dog” includes bitch;

“dog breeding establishment” means a premises at which bitches are kept, not less than 6 of which are—

( a) more than 6 months old, and

( b) capable of being used for breeding purposes,

but shall not include a local authority dog pound;

“dog warden” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1986;

“hunt club” means a hunt or game club—

( a) registered with a national hunting association that is a member of—

(i) the Hunting Association of Ireland, or

(ii) the Irish branch of the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE),

and

( b) that operates in accordance with the guidelines for kennel management issued by the Hunting Association of Ireland;

“improvement notice” has the meaning assigned to it by section 20 ;

F2 [ local authority means a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended by the Local Government Reform Act 2014); ]

“Minister” means the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government;

“operator” means, in relation to a dog breeding establishment, the person who owns or manages the establishment or is otherwise responsible for the running of the establishment;

“public trainer’s licence” means a public trainer’s licence granted by Bord na gCon under the Regulations of 1961;

“register” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9 ;

“registration certificate” has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (11) of section 9 ;

“Regulations of 1961” means the Greyhound Trainers’ Regulations 1961 ( S.I. No. 58 of 1961 );

“veterinary practitioner” means a person registered under Part 4 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005.

Annotations

Amendments:

F1

Deleted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(8) and sch. 2 part 6, S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

F2

Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(8) and sch. 2 part 6, S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Modifications (not altering text):

C3

Bord na gCon construed (1.10.2020) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2020), s. 8(2), S.I. No. 399 of 2020.

Change of name of Bord na gCon

8. (1) The name of the board (established by section 6 of the Principal Act) the present name of which is Bord na gCon, shall be Rásaíocht Con Éireann.

(2) References in any enactment, statutory instrument or legal proceedings or any other document to Bord na gCon shall, on and from the commencement of this section, be read as references to Rásaíocht Con Éireann.