Irish Cancer Society will no longer accept donations associated with fox hunting

The Irish Cancer Society will no longer take proceeds from the annual Abbeyeale Harriers Hunting Festival.

The society says it made the decision following a number of objections from the public.

The Abbeyfeale Harriers Annual Hunting Festival has been running since 2005 and has been donating the proceeds of the week-long event to the Irish Cancer Society since then.


However, this year the society has requested that donations generated from fox hunt activities are not sent to them.

The organisation says it follows a number of objections from members of the public.

Beatrice Caball from Tralee was one of the objectors.
However, Jim Murphy of the Abbeyfeale Harriers Annual Hunting Festival says they’re very disappointed with the decision.
The Irish Cancer Society says it’s very grateful to the many people across the county that take time every year to fundraise but say they do not wish to be associated with fox hunting.