Liam Dowling of Fitzgibbon Court, Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin told gardaí that the dog had run off when he had taken it off its lead, but later admitted killing the pet. Photograph: Collins.

A Dublin man who violently killed his sick dog in a park full of children has been ordered to carry out community service. Liam Dowling’s case was adj(...)

 Liam Dowling (44) of Fitzgibbon Court, Fitzgibbon Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to killing a protected animal at Clonliffe College. Photograph: Court Collins

A Dublin man who claimed he couldn’t afford vet bills for his sick dog will avoid a jail term for violently killing the animal in a park full of child(...)

Some 300 rugby players joined D Company of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

An exhibition to remember 39 players from Lansdowne rugby club who did not return from fighting in the the first World War will open this evening. The(...)

Fines were imposed for breaches of the dogs acts ranging from not having a dog licence to not having a dog under proper control.

Wardens issued more fines last year than in the past decade to dog owners who broke the law. However, despite the increase in enforcement, there wa(...)

Dr Matthew Jebb: “Everything’s plumping up, getting ready for spring. Blue-sky days make you really thankful.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We’ve been living here three-and-a -half years and it’s very, very nice. It’s an extraordinary location because you’re living in the countrysi(...)