Horse Racing Ireland said traceability systems introduced this year would help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has said traceability systems introduced this year will help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Howe(...)

The thoroughbred horse was emaciated, with its ribcage showing, and in such poor condition euthanising the animal was considered.

A thoroughbred horse previously bought for £240,000, with past links to a famous Irish trainer and to a stud farm owned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webbe(...)

Maddie Doyle of My Lovely Horse Rescue group  at Moyvalley, Co Kildare, with  rescue horses they named Giselle and Grace Jones. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Officials from the Department of Agriculture have decided not to prosecute anyone over the abandonment of seven thoroughbred horses in Co Kildare. T(...)