The lamb carcass was slaughtered at a processing plant where a moderately elevated level of dioxin was subsequently found in a “composite sample” of 10 combined livers. Photograph: iStock

The discovery of a lamb carcass with an elevated dioxin level is being investigated by authorities. Both the Department of Agriculture and the Food S(...)

Ger Lyons: “You can have all the regulations you like but it Ballydoyle can’t handle it, we’re all finished.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has begun talks with two Government departments and is seeking a derogation for racing from controversial new legislation that re(...)

Faugheen being put through his paces at Willie Mullins’s yard in Closutton, Co Carlow in preparation for a possible appearance at Leopardstown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jump racing’s Spring festivals can seem a long way away on a mid-January ‘Blue Monday’ but there were feel-good vibes aplenty at Willie Mullins’s yard(...)

Badgers foraging in a woods. File photograph: James Warwick/Getty

Badgers are to be vaccinated as part of the State’s effort to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has confir(...)

Irish badgers: the potential of vaccination has only now arrived in hard evidence. Illustration: Michael Viney

In the spring of 1991 a major conference on the Irish badger’s link to tuberculosis in cattle gathered scientists, government vets and wildlife conser(...)

The lowest spending was the Department of the Taoiseach, with €32,990 spent on six reports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost €38 million has been spent by Government departments on external consultancy reports since 2011, new figures reveal. A total of 911 reports be(...)

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington who has died aged 89. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington, one of his generation’s foremost experts in constitutional law, has died at the age of 89. He attended(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten published Ireland’s National Mitigation Plan earlier this year, which aims to hold agricultural emissions at a steady level and to make more demanding cuts in the other sectors.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ireland has secured “more attainable greenhouse gas obligations” for the period up to 2030 thanks to recognition of the carbon stored in soils and for(...)

A sheep killed in a dog attack in Monasterboice, near Drogheda, Co Louth, over the Christmas period. Photograph: Louise Walsh

At least 13 sheep have been savagely killed in three separate dog attacks on four farms across Co Louth over the Christmas period. Farmers are now ca(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

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