Border checks under Brexit could  apply to ‘people taking their dog for the weekend to Donegal’. Photograph: Getty/iStock

Border checks will be needed in Ireland regardless of whether or not Britain strikes a deal with the EU before leaving the bloc next year because of t(...)

The number of people hospitalised with dog bites per 100,000 population jumped from 4.65 in 1998, to 5.07 in 2007, and further still to 5.64 in 2013.

The number of people hospitalised for dog bites rose by 50 per cent between 1998 and 2013, and the incidence of such cases in Ireland is much higher t(...)

The move to ban wild animals in circuses in Britain was prompted by one owner’s mistreatment of an elephant.

Circus owners will be barred from using wild animals in their acts in Britain by December 2015, under restrictions announced y(...)