Sorry I don't remember seeing a thread on this issue on the site in recent months. There was a debate in the Dáil and Seanad on bloodsports in September 2012. The Irish Council Against Bloodsports have a very enlightening Youtube page which also features clips of around a dozen politicians contributions to that debate on it.
I understand that a lot of party members are against bloodsports but according to the contributors in that debate Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin AREN'T! So, I for one would encourage their members to effect change on their stance within their parties. Good luck!
Irish Council Against Blood Sports - Working For Ireland's Wildlife