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Gormley chases down the tally-ho brigade

HOW utterly amusing (and let’s face it, gratifying too) to see big, brave fox and stag hunters running scared from the attentions of Environment Minister John Gormley.

These people, who routinely terrify and kill animals for pleasure, are suddenly reduced to a quivering mass because at last a government minister has the moral courage to do the right thing and ban the medieval barbarism that is stag hunting. The Green party has been on the receiving end of much public criticism lately for its stance on the economic crisis facing the country.

If one thing has become clear in recent days, however, it’s that public opinion, as expressed in various media, is firmly behind Minister Gormley’s proposed ban. Hopefully, the Green ministers will have the courage of their convictions to face down the wrath of the neanderthal wing of Fianna Fáil party who are being furiously lobbied by the tally-ho brigade.

Margaret Grealish

Ballinasloe

Co Galway


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