Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011



2.— In this Act—

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

“Board” means Bord na gCon;

“Club” means Irish Coursing Club;

“greyhound” means a dog (including a bitch) entered in the Irish Greyhound Stud Book or the pup of a greyhound dog and greyhound bitch so entered;

“greyhound breeding establishment” means a premises used, in whole or in part, for breeding greyhounds at which not less than 4 greyhound bitches are kept, each of which—

(a) is more than 15 months old, and

(b) has been or is being used for breeding purposes,

but does not include a premises at which not less than 6 bitches (other than greyhound bitches), each of which is more than 6 months old and is capable of being used for breeding purposes, are also kept;

“Irish Greyhound Stud Book” means the stud book in which thoroughbred greyhounds are registered and identified under the Constitution of the Club;

“local authority” has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act 2001;

“Minister” means Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine;

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

“premises” includes any land, building, dwelling or temporary construction;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“register” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12;

“registration certificate” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12;

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

“welfare officer” means a person appointed under section 17.


Modifications (not altering text):


Prospective affecting provision: reference to Bord na gCon construed by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 8(2), not commenced as of date of revision.

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.