Deputy Danny Healy Rae has contacted the new Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Dara Calleary, TD and the Irish Greyhound Board regarding the concerns of the greyhound community in Kerry in general.
I have contacted the Minster for Agriculture and Irish Greyhound Board regarding the concerns of the greyhound community in Tralee and Kerry.
I have asked them to reverse the decision to take three Greyhound race nights a month from Tralee and give them to the Cork and Limerick greyhound calendars instead.
City Tracks Dogged by Financial Trouble
The unfolding financial trouble at the massive greyhound racing facilities of both Cork and Limerick cities is what is behind the move by the Irish Greyhound Board – Deputy Healy Rae has found.
The Cork stadium declared losses of close on a quarter of a million Euro at the end of last year and, also in December, Limerick’s stadium applied for voluntary liquidation.
This, Deputy Healy Rae believes, is the boards way of shoring up the neighbouring county’s racing tracks.
Asked to Reverse Kerry Decision
“I have asked them to reverse the decision to take three greyhound track racing nights a month from Tralee and give them to the Cork and Limerick greyhound calendars instead,” said Deputy Healy Rae.
“Tralee has again been very badly hit, it’s bad enough that Borg Warner announced it will close with loss of over 200 jobs.
Loss of Greyhound Race Nights
“Along with the this the town is being devastated further with the loss of these greyhound race nights each month.
“I resent this attack on the people of Tralee and Kerry who are avid greyhound supporters for many years,” he protested.