Opposition to ban stag hunting grows

Campaigners opposed to a new bill to ban stag hunting say they believe up to four Fianna Fáil TDs could vote against the legislation.

Campaigners opposed to a new bill to ban stag hunting say they believe up to four Fianna Fáil TDs could vote against the legislation.

A sizable number of Fianna Fáil backbench TDs from the North Dublin and Meath areas have expressed opposition to the bill which will be voted on in the Dáil tomorrow.

Independent TDs Joe Behan and Michael Lowry are also threatening to oppose the legislation which is backed by the Green Party.

Liam Cahill from the lobby group RISE has said there is considerable disquiet among Government TDs about the legislation.

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