Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin in May. Non-essential retail was shuttered for much of the first half of the year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is no sugarcoating it. Between Covid, Brexit, supply chain issues and spiralling energy prices it was a tough year for the Irish consumer, as ou(...)

Owners reminded that dogs ‘need to stimulate their brains and love to challenge themselves’. Photograph: iStock

Pet owners are oblivious to the potential problems posed by post-pandemic puppies once pre-lockdown life resumes, according to a new piece of research(...)

Photograph: Holly Hildreth/Moment/Getty

Lockdown brought an increased interest in pets across Ireland, and rehoming charities like Dogs Trust and the DSPCA have seen a huge rise in inquir(...)

Revenue officials seized six eight-week-old puppies from the boot of a car at Dublin Port on Thursday, destined for the UK.

Revenue officials seized six eight-week-old puppies from the boot of a car at Dublin Port on Thursday, destined for the UK. The Dublin Society for t(...)

One of the 10 dogs found by gardaí in Rathkeale, Co Limerick. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook

The online selling website, DoneDeal, has temporarily suspended advertisements for the sale of dogs in the wake of gardaí­ highlighting a number of do(...)

One of the dogs seized by Revenue officers on Friday at Dublin Port. Photograph: Revenue

Inspectors at Dublin Port have made their third seizure in a week of dogs being illegally taken out of the country. On Friday, a man was caught tryi(...)

The DSPCA is looking for people to sponsor pets this Christmas.

You may well be exhausted from the Christmas rush. But with just a week to go, if you still have gifts to get, why not consider one that can benefit s(...)

Stock image of a Jack Russell terrier. Photograph: iStock

The case of a dog abandoned on the M50 is “unusual,” the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) has said. The dog, a terrier(...)

Roger Kask (6) from Booterstown with a snake at Pets in the City supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The duck had enough. In a takeoff that was almost vertical, it rose from its narrow cage at Pets in the City on Dublin’s Smithfield and flew above sta(...)

The footage was captured on a mobile phone and shows a man riding the pony through the Cabra House pub

An incident where a pony was ridden through a packed pub is being investigated by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).(...)

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