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(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. In separate st(...)

‘We, as a department, have never certified dogs to be exported from Ireland to Pakistan and we haven’t certified dogs to be exported to China since 2016 nor will we,’ says Minister Michael Creed. Photograph: Ray McManus

Irish officials plan to meet their British counterparts over the issue of Irish greyhounds being exported via the UK to third countries, the Minister (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said the industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it was to continue receiving State funding. Photograph: ©INPHO/ Donall Farmer

One of the largest sponsors of greyhound racing in the State has said it is “appalled” by standards of care revealed by an RTÉ documentary on the indu(...)

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding(...)

The board will introduce a “greyhound injury support scheme”.

The government is examining plans to force the greyhound industry to ringfence for animal welfare some of the €16.8 million in funding it receives fro(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabouts of 6,000 pups per year was unknown. Image: iStock.

Ronan McGreevy The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabou(...)

RTÉ Investigates: Greyhounds Running for their Lives offers searing evidence of unimaginable cruelty to greyhounds.  Photograph:  Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a particularly gruesome riddle: When is a dog not a dog? The answer, according to an extremely disturbing, eye-opening report, is when it’s a (...)

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