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Dublin Airport Meeting –

On Monday an NIPA delegation travelled to Dublin Radisson Hotel for the annual meeting with Dublin Airport Authority. Those attending included Sam Briggs President, Fred Russell Secretary, Malcolm Livingstone Vice President, Jim Ramsey Race Advisor and


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NIPA – LATEST NEWS Stop Press- Just received an email from Mr Fred Russell – NIPA Secretary – that was received from : Animal Health – Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Dublin –


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ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY PIGEON RACING GROUP As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing


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The 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association was held at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 9am. The meeting was opened by the outgoing RPRA President


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NIPA Section Meetings arranged –

At the NIPA Committee meeting held recently it was decided that Sect Meetings would be held in each of the NIPA 8 Sections to explain the details of the case won by Titanic HPS at the


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The Eurasian Sparrow hawk  also known as the Northern Sparrow hawk or simply the Sparrow hawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Adult male Eurasian Sparrow hawks have bluish grey upperparts and


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Dear Club Secretary, Please see the two attachments for details of the RPRA drug testing regime for 2018 and also the appendix relating to banned substances. Ian Evans General Manager RPRA Drug Testing 1p RPRA Appendix


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Most of the time at the most recent Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 13th February was spent setting a race programme for the season. It does take a fair bit of time and debate and was


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Cullybackey Homing Pigeon Society – A Living History “Cullybackey HPS” a long established and greatly revered institution dating back to long before any meaningful or thorough records were kept, but is still a club always known


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Marathon Agenda for the NIPA –

Marathon Agenda for the NIPA – A smaller than usual attendance of Delegates to the 73rd AGM for the NIPA were made welcome to the Protestant Hall in Glenavy on Saturday 10th February by Chairman Ken


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RPRA (Irish Region) AGM 2018 –

Irish Region (RPRA) AGM 2018 – The AGM for the RPRA (Irish Region) took place on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick, County Antrim. Any member wishing to be on the INFC Committee


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Dear Secretary, The attached document details the propositions/rule changes for voting at the 2018 RPRA AGM. There are 73 proposals in total although the vast majority relate to proposals that would allow the RPRA to implement


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Happy New Year –

Happy New Year to all the readers and supporters of the website. Hope you all have good success in 2018 and make sure the performance is featured here!


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Merry Christmas 2017 –

Christmas greetings to readers where-ever you are, many thanks for your support in the last year. HOMER. 


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Loft Feature – Mark Laffin, Lisburn & Dist

Pigeon racing career of Mark Laffin 1976-2017 I first started with pigeons at the age of 13 when my Grandfather gifted myself and my brother a pair of racers which he trapped on the roof of


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