Godon Elliott: ‘I appreciate that an initial viewing of this photo suggests it is a callous and staged photo but nothing could be further from the truth.’ Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said he was “appalled” by the photograph of horse trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse at h(...)

A stellers sea eagle in the zoo at Tayto Park in  Ashbourne, Co Meath. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tayto Park has sought to prevent the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from releasing details of animal deaths at its zoo, claiming th(...)

If it gets funding, visitors to Dublin’s cat cafe will pay €10 to drink coffee and play with the resident cats.

Crowdfunding has helped raise millions of dollars for thousands of projects all around the world, thanks to the support of individuals pledging money(...)

A still from a video posted on the  National Animal Rights Association Facebook page showing a lobster taken from a Chinese restaurant on Wicklow Street in Dublin being ‘liberated’ at the sea in Clontarf.

Members of three animal rights organisations entered a restaurant in Dublin city centre on Friday evening, took nine lobsters from a tank in the windo(...)