The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today announced that it will extend the confinement period for birds under the Avian Influenza Precautionary Confinement of Birds Regulations 2016 until 30 April 2017.
This extends the requirement to confine/house poultry and other captive birds, which was declared as a precautionary measure against avian influenza (bird flu) on 23 December 2016, and which had been due to expire on 16 March.
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Further information on avian influenza can be found here: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/avian_influenza/avianinfluenzanews/
A list of Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine offices and their contact details is available at: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/contact/