Import of birds into Northern Ireland –
I must bring the following to your attention regarding the importation of pigeons into Northern Ireland. There is strong evidence that pigeons are being imported into Northern Ireland without the proper paperwork. This must stop immediately, if you are found out by the Dept and reported to us we will have no choice but to deal with you. I have no doubt the Dept is aware of this and will be making more thorough checks.
If you have the proper paperwork and completed correctly, and I mean correctly to the letter then of course you can import these pigeons. If not, you are putting Our sport at risk, and I mean permission to race from Southern Ireland would be suspended and I am not scare mongering this could happen. We have enough problems to sort out, at the moment, we do not need to add to them.
I am appealing to you all to follow the legislation and do not try to import these pigeons without the proper paperwork. Regards F C Russell Secretary of NIPA. PS: This also applies to any entrants from the UK into the NCC One Loft Race.