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The conditions on the puppy farm in Co Carlow were described as squalid by an ISPCA chief inspector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A puppy farm where 340 dogs and 11 horses were kept in “absolute squalor” and dead dogs were used as food is one of the worst neglect cases ever seen,(...)

The medicinal use of cannabis has become increasingly common, as a number of states in the US and several countries in Europe have legalised possession and use for this purpose. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

The move is expected to result in about $600 million (€537 million) in annual savings for the company, says chief executive Jim Hackett.

Ford plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs, or about 10 per cent of its global workforce, as part of its ongoing, $11 billion (€9.85 billion) effort to restru(...)

Eugene Murtagh is a founder of  Cavan-based Kingspan.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh raised €44.5 million from selling shares in the insulation maker, it emerged on Friday. Mr Murtagh is a founder of t(...)

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Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

A .357 Magnum revolver seized in Finglas. Photograph: Collins

Three people held after gardaí after of drugs, guns, ammunition and a monkey were found on a halting site in Dublin on Friday have been released. The(...)

Kinahan cartel: Liam Byrne heads what the Criminal Assets Bureau calls the “Byrne organised-crime group”

Liam Byrne, a trusted associate of the Kinahan cartel, is among the most powerful figures in Irish organised crime Like a stereotypical London v(...)

Sean Doyle says he was “flattered and surprised” to be asked to take over as Aer Lingus chief executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“There’s no room for complacency in this business.” It’s not exactly a mantra, but it’s a phrase that Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle repeats o(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

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