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Ward Union hunt devastated by ban on stag hunting

Ireland’s only stag hunt — the Ward Union — is taking stock after the decision to ban stag hunting in Ireland last night.

Spokesman for the hunt Ronan Griffin said they were all in shock at the vote and needed time to decide what to do next.

The hunt’s executive committee will meet in the next few days.

“We don’t really have a plan B,” he told H&H. “We went into the parliament to fight and win — now we’ve got to make some tough decisions.”

The hunt employs four staff and runs 30 couple of hounds and 150 head of deer.

“It’s devastating for us. Fianna Fail has let us down big time,” he added.

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