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Friday 9 December 2016

Irish race horse trainer Adrian McGuinness charged with being in possession of animal remedies without authorisation

Nicola Donnelly

Published 06/11/2015 | 13:18

Lusk racehorse trainer Adrian McGuinness
Lusk racehorse trainer Adrian McGuinness

A NORTH Dublin race horse trainer who has been charged with being in possession of a number of animal remedies without authorisation is to have his case heard next year.

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Adrian (Aido) McGuinness appeared before Balbriggan District Court charged with being in possession of animal remedies, Cyanocobalamin, Ana Sed, Colvasone and Vita 15 without an animal remedies authorisation under the European Communities (Control of Animal Remedies and their Residues) Regulations 2007 on June 4th, 2014.

He is further alleged to have been in possession of Pro Dynam and Phenylarthrite without a vet prescription. It is also alleged he failed to comply with the requirement of an authorised officer on September 17th, 2014.]

The case is being brought against McGuinness, of Skylark House, Hayestown in Lusk, Co Dublin, by the Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine.

Defence solicitor Robert Dore told Judge Patricia McNamara a date for hearing the case is required and it may take a full day.

He also requested disclosure from the State as to how the inspectors from the Department of Agriculture Food & The Marine gained access to McGuiness's premises on three occasions.

Judge McNamara granted two hearing dates of Monday, February 22nd and Monday, February 29th at Swords District Court, in case the hearing runs into two days.

She also granted a date of December 17th for submissions to be made in relation to Mr Dore's application for further disclosure.

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