HC Deb 06 August 1900 vol 87 c787
MR. T. D. SULLIVAN (Donegal, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that in several places on the west coast of Ireland a destruction of wild birds is being carried on; and, if this practice is not in accordance with the regulations issued, whether he will direct that greater vigilance should be exercised by the proper authorities for its prevention.


The destruction of wild birds in the close season would, of course, be illegal, but from reports received from the Constabulary it appears there is no destruction of wild birds in the west of Ireland, as suggested in the question. The Constabulary are fully instructed to enforce the Wild Birds Protection Acts, and I believe they are vigilant to prevent any contravention of the law in this respect.