IGB CEO Gerard Dollard this week wrote an opinion piece for the weekend's edition of the Sunday Independent, which was published on July 14th, 2019.
The piece began with the CEO outlining that:
"Greyhound racing, as a sport in Ireland, has been enjoyed by the Irish public for over 90 years. It is part of the fabric of Irish society and our social and cultural heritage. Embedded in rural Ireland with a strong urban support base, it is much more than a sport, it is an industry. A report commissioned by the Irish Greyhound Board from Jim Power, Economic Consultant and published in 2017 indicates that 12,371 people derive economic benefit from the industry. Overall annual economic impact is estimated at €302 million."
The full piece in the Sunday Independent can be seen here.
A further piece, also in the Sunday Independent, written by Eamonn Sweeney - where greyhound racing is described as "good for this country and not just in terms of the rural economy and in the enjoyment it has provided to spectators" can be viewed here.