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Protesters outside the Department of Agriculture campaign against cruelty to greyhounds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has heard calls for the entire board of the Irish Greyhound Board to resign following recent controversy over animal cruelty in the indust(...)

‘In the current situation forestry will not only be failing to mitigate against climate change, it may be making it worse.’ Photograph: iStock

About 4,000 hectares of trees were planted last year, significantly below the target of at least 15,000 hectares annually needed to maintain equilibri(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

Almost 20 years ago, when the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund was established, supporting the sports was a political no-brainer. The creation of the(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

About 6,000 greyhounds are killed each year because they failed to make qualification times or their performances declined. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ronan McGreevy The Irish Greyhound Board has accused those engaged in practices exposed by the RTÉ Investigates programme of bringing shame on the i(...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly and Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Fine Gael MEP and former GAA president Seán Kelly topped the poll on the first count in Ireland South shortly after 7.30pm on Monday with 118, 444 vot(...)

Fine Gael MEPs Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly on the campaign trail in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Fine Gael is attempting to shore up its second European Parliament seat in Ireland South as Fianna Fáil aims to get two MEPs elected in the constituen(...)

  On the Campaign trail: Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil canvassing at Bray Dart Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In postcard pretty Avoca, Co Wicklow on a beautiful day in late spring, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne walks its sole street canvassing votes for the Eur(...)

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