The Irish Greyhound Board will next week meet its British counterpart to develop a system to track where dogs end up, in the wake of an exposé alleging widespread animal cruelty in the industry.

The Irish Greyhound Board will next week meet its British counterpart to develop a system to track where dogs end up, in the wake of an exposé allegin(...)

The greyhound board has promised to reform the industry which receives €16 million in State support every year.

The Irish Greyhound Board has withdrawn its sponsorship of the Rose of Tralee Festival because of online threats arising out of the recent RTÉ Investi(...)

Protesters outside the Department of Agriculture campaign against cruelty to greyhounds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has heard calls for the entire board of the Irish Greyhound Board to resign following recent controversy over animal cruelty in the indust(...)

Former RTE broadcaster Michael Fortune has died. Photograph: Irish Greyhound Board

Former RTÉ broadcaster Michael Fortune has died. Originally from Co Wexford, Fortune was a well-known horseracing and greyhound commentator who previ(...)

Last month, an RTÉ Investigates programme raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds and the potential widespread culling of thousands of animals based on their performances. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A levy on the greyhound industry is set to be imposed in order to fund a “pension plan” and retirement homes for dogs when they finish racing, an Oire(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

Almost 20 years ago, when the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund was established, supporting the sports was a political no-brainer. The creation of the(...)

Greyhound racing at Curraheen Park in  Cork: Claim that up to 6,000 unwanted dogs are culled in knackeries each year provokes anger in dog owners and punters. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s a balmy July evening and the slowly sinking sun is slanting in from the west over Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium in Cork where greyhound owners(...)

An RTÉ broadcast raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds. File photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

A third sponsor has pulled its support for the Irish Greyhound Board in less than a week, increasing the pressure on the industry as it struggles to c(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan at a protest outside the Department of Agriculture  against the alleged exploitation of greyhounds. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A “ring of steel” is needed around the EU to prevent the export of dogs to third countries with records of animal cruelty, the Dáil has been told. Mi(...)

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