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Deer injured in Clare shooting had to be put down

GARDAI are appealing for information about an incident that occurred near Crusheen last Friday. Clare crime prevention officer, Sergeant Triona Brooks said that two deer were shot and injured on lands at Calluragh, Crusheen at 8.30am last Friday morning, January 20. As a result of their injuries both deer had to be put down. “If anyone saw any suspicious vehicle or persons in this area between 8am and 9am last Friday, we would ask them to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100,” said Sergeant Brooks.

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Alarm at rise in Clare deer population

URGENT action to control the deer population, which is said to have “exploded” in areas like East Clare, is being sought, writes Fiona McGarry. Two farming organisations have appealed to the Department of Agriculture to reinstate a national forum to manage the population, as concerns intensify about links between bovine TB and uncontrolled numbers of certain deer species. The Deputy President of ICMSA has told the joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture that the presence and prevalence of Bovine TB after “70 years and counting” of continuous TB Eradication Programmes was a damning indictment of official oversight and efforts. Lorcan McCabe said that far from moving forward at an appropriate rate, the latest eradication programme seemed condemned to repeat the mistakes and inaction that had given us several decades of missed opportunities and often ruinous expense for farmers. Mr McCabe noted that ICMSA alone had attended 30 meetings on TB strategy in just the past year. He said that farmers “desperately” …

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