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Meeting on sulky racing

Sunday, 12th March, 2017 9:00am
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Meeting on sulky racing

Cllr David Doran

Members of a strategic policy group of Tipperary Co Council recently met with the Tipperary Traveller Horse Owners Association to discuss sulky racing.

The council has been asked to impose an outright ban on sulky racing by way of a byelaw. A recent meeting of Tipperary Joint Policing Committee heard that the views of the Traveller group and the gardaí are being taken on board. A presentation on the matter will made to the full council.

Cllr David Doran (SF), who in 2015 tabled a motion calling for a total ban on sulky racing, welcomed the engagement with the Traveller group, though he said that not only Travellers are involved. Cllr Doran was still of the view that an outright ban should be introduced because sulky racing on public roads is “highly dangerous” and will result in a “serious fatality”.

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