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A bill to ban hare coursing has been defeated in the Dáil.

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Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan had put the bill before the house to ban hare coursing over concerns relating to animal cruelty.

However, the bill was defeated by 114 votes to 20.

Fine Gael Councillor Bobby O’Connell says TDs in Dublin, who do not understand rural life, were pushing the bill.