The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed another broken promise form Fine Gael and Labour, this time in relation to the ban on stag hunting.

 

In response to questions from Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Niall Collins during Order of Business in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach confirmed that no legislation is planned to reverse the ban on stag hunting.

 

Deputy Collins said:  “Fine Gael and Labour made a firm pre-election commitment to voters and to the RISE campaign that they would reverse the ban on the ward union stag hunt.  There is a written agreement to that effect online between Fine Gael and the National Association of Game Councils. 

 

“I questioned the Taoiseach on the matter during Order of Business in the Dáil this afternoon and he confirmed his Government has no plans to bring forward legislation to reverse the ban.   This is now joining an ever-growing list of broken promises from this Government. It is quite clear that Fine Gael and Labour made cynical promises right left and centre during the election campaign in bid to maximise their number of votes.”