Scenes from last year’s Puck Fair, with a large crowd watching as the  King Puck is hoisted in Killorglin, County Kerry

The animal rights action network, Aran, which is calling on the Killorglin Puck Fair to take the live puck out of the entertainment, has abandoned pla(...)

Animal rights activists are urging organisers of this year’s Puck Fair in Killorglin , Co Kerry , “to take the live goat out of the festival”, saying tradition can never be used to expose animals to physical and psychological damage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Animal rights activists are urging organisers of this year’s Puck Fair in Killorglin, Co Kerry , “to take the live goat out of the festival”, saying t(...)

A majority of projects involving animals were in the category of pre-clinical testing of medicines for potency and pollutants. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 225,000 animals were used in scientific procedures in Ireland last year, according to new figures. An annual report from the Health Product Reg(...)

Activists outside Barnardo furriers with fox pelts to mark International Fur Free Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Animal rights protesters have demonstrated outside the capital’s oldest and most esteemed fur shop to mark International Fur-Free Friday. Some two doz(...)

An animal rights group has suggested the beheading of 22 ducks in Co Offaly may be linked to the depiction of violence towards animals on RTÉ’s gritty(...)

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has described the machine-gunning of a cat at the start of Love/Hate as ‘sick and horrendous’.

Nearly a million people watched Sunday night’s opening episode of the new series of Love/Hate in which the machine-gunning of a cat has led to protest(...)

Tomas Chipperfield training a lion ahead of a Duffy’s Circus performance in   2008.  After 25 years tigers and lions are no longer part of the act, a move which circus owner and ringmaster David Duffy has described as “the end of an era”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Animal rights activists have welcomed the announcement by Duffy’s Circus that it will not use lions and tigers in its acts again this year and is unli(...)

A horse was found dead in the Darndale Park area of Dublin with a number of injuries to its body yesterday.  Photograph: Aran

An animal rights protection group is offering a €5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a vicious att(...)

Members of Animal Rights Action Network protesting outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Collins/Colin Keegan

More than 100 people protested outside the Department of Agriculture yesterday over the reopening of the live cattle trade to Libya, and vowed (...)