Two men convicted of illegally hunting hares in case brought by National Parks and Wildlife Service

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Both men were convicted but sentencing was reserved for a later date as the men were not present in the court.

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TWO MEN HAVE been convicted for illegally hunting hares with lurcher dogs in Offaly , in a case brought by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) brought a case before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.

Two men were summoned for hunting hares, an exempted wild mammal under the Wildlife Acts, with lurcher type dogs, and for interfering with the breeding and resting place of a protected wild animal.

Both men were convicted by Judge Catherine Staines, but sentencing was reserved for a future date as the men were not present in the court.

The incident occurred…

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