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Greyhound racing at Curraheen Park in  Cork: Claim that up to 6,000 unwanted dogs are culled in knackeries each year provokes anger in dog owners and punters. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s a balmy July evening and the slowly sinking sun is slanting in from the west over Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium in Cork where greyhound owners(...)

Commuters board a Greyhound bus en route to New York City. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/File Photo/Reuters

FirstGroup shares jumped the most in a decade after chief executive Matthew Gregory bowed to shareholder pressure and said he would break up the U.K. (...)

The new positions will bring Greyhound’s employee total to 600.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Waste group Greyhound plans to create 100 jobs in a €35 million investment in its commercial and waste-processing arms. The new positions, in sales, m(...)

Minister Michael Creed and Bridget Murphy with Greyhounds Paddy and Skylar. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has paid tribute to the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust as it emerged that the organisation has rehom(...)

One of the country’s top trainers, Paul Hennessy, believes the Irish Greyhound Board is making progress in stamping out doping. Photograph:  Getty

Ireland’s greyhound industry’s image has been ruined by the perception that trainers have used drugs on their dogs, one of the country’s top trainers,(...)

Alicia McKiernan from Gorey at  Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A temperature of 32 degress was recorded in the west of Ireland on Thursday as the State’s heatwave continued. Met Éireann said seven weather statio(...)

Gone to the dogs: greyhound racing faces Brexit challenge

The Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester on Saturday will, despite its name, be a thoroughly Irish affair with Droopy’s Verve the 6/4 favo(...)

There has been a dramatic increase in bus services worldwide and also in the quality of vehicles. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

When travelling on a budget it is well worth considering – and using – bus and coach services. There has been a dramatic increase in bus services worl(...)

Greyhound wants more of its customers to use bins for their domestic waste instead of bags. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Waste collection company Greyhound has said it might stop collecting bin bags in Dublin after a worker’s hand was pierced by a used syringe discarded (...)

Greyhound moved to automatically transfer customers to pay-by-weight bin charges on July 1st unless they actively opt out of the plan. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney is “not happy” with waste collector Greyhound after the company moved to automatically transfer customers (...)

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