Igb.ie The Irish Greyhound Board in the Republic of Ireland
Welcome to the Irish Greyhound Board - the comprehensive guide to greyhound racing in Ireland
The Irish Greyhound Board - Bord na gCon - is a commercial semi-state body which is responsible for the control and development of the greyhound industry in Ireland.
The Board was established under special legislation by the Irish government in 1958. The Greyhound Industry Act (1958) gave the Board wide powers to regulate all aspects of greyhound racing in Ireland including the licensing of the different tracks, the issuing of permits to officials, bookmakers, trainers and the implementation of the rules of racing.
The Irish Greyhound Board has licensed a total of seventeen tracks in the republic, of which nine are owned and controlled by the Board. The remainder are owned and operated by private enterprise. There are also a further three privately owned stadia in Northern Ireland.