Dáil Éireann - Volume 338 - 04 November, 1982
Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - A.I.Service.
Mr. F. Fahey Mr. F. Fahey
271. Mr. F. Fahey asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will consider an application for a licence to operate an artificial insemination service from one farmer in County Galway.
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Lenihan) Brian (Snr.) Lenihan
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Lenihan): The practice of artificial insemination for livestock is controlled in this country by the Lifestock (Artificial Insemination) Act, 1947, and the Live-stock  (Artificial Insemination) Regulations, 1948.
Nine specialist organisations are licensed and these provide a comprehensive AI service for the entire country. I am not satisfied that it would be in the best interests of the livestock industry that further licences be issued at this time.
Dáil Éireann 338 Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. A.I.Service.