Seagulls on the frozen lake at St Stephens Green Dublin last week. File photogrph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

A “highly pathogenic strain” of the bird flu virus is currently in circulation according to the Department of Agriculture. The department was respon(...)

The department is urging keepers of chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys to apply specific biosecurity measures. File photograph: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters

Turkey farmers are among those being asked to be on high alert for signs of bird flu in their flock. The Department of Agriculture’s warning to all p(...)

Desmond Crofton, who won his civil action in relation to a Facebook comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An award of €75,000 in damages to a man following a defamatory Facebook posting has been described as a wake-up call for online users that they are no(...)

Director of the National Association of Regional Game Councils Des Crofton was suspended from his position some weeks ago following allegations he conspired against the association in respect of litigation against it and secretly recorded meetings. File photograph: Eric Luke

The national director of a body representing hundreds of gun clubs has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing his purported dismissal fr(...)

John Carslake, gamekeeper and grouse project manager: “Because I am on the mountain full-time, I can raise the alarm if a lamb is in trouble.”  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Gamekeeper John Carslake has been a full-time grouse- keeper since 2012 on Boleybrack mountain in Co Leitrim, far removed from the world British write(...)

An animal rights group has suggested the beheading of 22 ducks in Co Offaly may be linked to the depiction of violence towards animals on RTÉ’s gritty(...)