In an effort to reduce the number of sheep attacks, the Irish Farmers Association has called on dog owners to ensure their pets are under control at all times. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

The death or injury of 171 sheep has been reported to a hotline set up by the Irish Farmers Association to monitor the incidence of dog attacks(...)

Emma McCabe, Edel Campbell, Zoe Maguire and Ricardas Cepanauskas from St Oliver’s in Oldcastle, Co Meath show their Sheep Watch product. Photographs: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

In today’s economy, young people face an ultracompetitive jobs market, where many college graduates are unemployed, underemployed, or emigratin(...)

Apart from the trauma caused by a dog attack, sheep attacks can cost thousands of euro. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Four first-year students are developing a collar for sheep which they believe could greatly reduce dog attack(...)