Earlier this year four board members resigned, following a high-profile legal dispute between the board’s chair, Fiona Squibb, and the charity’s then chief executive, Andrew Kelly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two further directors have resigned from the board of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) in recent weeks, as the anima(...)

The puppies without tails  were found when the ISPCA responded to a call from a concerned member of the public. Photograph:   Hans Smits

Six pups which had their tails cut off were subjected to an ordeal of “cruel and unnecessary mutilation”, animal welfare inspectors have said. The li(...)

The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland   reported the outbreak of the bloom  with pictures of the pea green-like soup at a number of locations on Lough Lein. Photograph: Facebook

Kerry County Council is to erect warning signs after toxic blue-green ‘algae’ appeared over the past number of days in Killarney’s largest lake, and m(...)

Photograph: Peter Wilcock

More than 1,200 animals were seized or surrendered on foot of investigations or calls to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (I(...)

Carol, a beagle adopted by John McGhee, one of 600 animals rehomed when a animal testing centre closed in Co Mayo

In late 2016, John McGhee opened a link to a news story a friend sent him, about an effort to try and rehome nearly 350 dogs, mostly beagles, from a r(...)

 Liam Dowling, who pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to killing a protected animal in August 2014. Photograph: Collins

Animal charities have criticised the leniency of a sentence given to a Dublin man who violently killed his dog in a Dublin park. Liam Dowling (44) wa(...)