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PRSA temporarily suspends mart’s licence

The PRSA (Property Services Regulatory Authority) has this evening (November 16th, 2021) temporarily suspended Ballybay Mart’s licence.

The mart was due to hold its weekly sheep sale at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16th.

Furthermore, the Monaghan-based mart planned to host a sale of dairy cows and heifers on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.

A source has informed That’s Farming that the move is part of an ongoing “investigation over recent months”.

This publication contacted the PRSA on October 22nd, 2021.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the PRSA said:

“I wish to advise that the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) does not comment on any individual dealings with any Property Service Providers (PSP’s) under its remit.”

PRSA’s role

The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) is responsible for licencing and regulating property services providers in Ireland.

Property service providers (PSPs) are people or companies involved in:

  • Auctioning property other than land;
  • Buying, selling, or letting land;
  • Property management services.

All PSPs must have a PSRA licence. A PSP can only provide the service or services that they have a licence for.

The PSRA maintains and publishes a register of all licensed property services providers.

The register lists the name, number, licence type and location of each PSP.

DAFM’s role

According to the DAFM’s website, a person who wishes to operate a livestock mart must apply to it for a licence.

Livestock marts must meet operating standards and animal health standards to receive the licence needed to trade.

According to the DAFM’s general terms and conditions, regarding a licence to operate a livestock mart, an “application to renew a mart licence must be submitted to the relevant Regional Veterinary Office at least six months before the specified expiry date, unless the licence duration is less than six months”.

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