The Taoiseach says the Gordon Elliott controversy has 'damaged' the Irish horse-racing industry.
The top Irish trainer was banned for six months and fined 15,000 euro yesterday, after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.
It followed an investigation by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, and Mr Elliott says he accepts their sanctions.
Micheál Martin says the photo deeply offended many animal-lovers:
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