Minister Simon Coveney, TD at the HRI Awards 2014

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney, TD, was at this years Horse Racing Ireland Awards to give a very special speech. In his speech the Minister revealed the intentions to revamp The Curragh Racecourse in the future and also a 25% increase in funding for the horse racing and greyhound racing industry. We spoke with Minister Coveney about these plans and how important the racing industry is in Ireland.