Andrew Kelly

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Rows of mink cage houses each holding up to 1,000 mink. Donegal-born Sven Sjoholm’s parents, Sune and Karita Sjoholm, moved from Finland in 1968 in response to an advertisement looking to attract foreign fur farmers to Ireland.

Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms. Tall steel gates, electric(...)

Coleraine Grammar School’s Molly Curry with her trophy after winning the championship single sculls at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake.

Irish rowing had a good day. The two final races of Metropolitan Grand League Regatta were thrillers, while at Dorney Lake in England, Molly Curry won(...)

Emma Hurley with television presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin. Emma is involved with Cork Penny Dinners as well as other local community groups and helps her mother who is a wheelchair user with everyday tasks at home. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

An 11-year-old girl from Co Cork who helps out with the Penny Dinners charity and assists her mother, who is a wheelchair user, has received the Irish(...)

The Trinity senior women’s team celebrating winning the Corcoran Cup. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A strong headwind and bobbly water made for testing conditions, but the Colours races between Trinity and UCD in the centre of Dublin were amongst the(...)

A recent survey found more than 15,800 advertisements for puppies and dogs were placed on the website between February and August this year. Photograph: iStock

Animal welfare groups have warned that unscrupulous breeders are selling pets, particularly puppies, online in a bid to conceal the substandard and of(...)

Although cows at grass have better welfare than those housed indoors, Prof Daniel Weary warns against assuming that once cows are outside all welfare issues are resolved. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As marketing goes, having Beyonce and Jay Z on your side is the stuff of dreams. To the delight of vegans, the pair took to social media recently to p(...)

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(...)

 Dublin Fire Brigade:  units  were attending illegal bonfires at Dolphin’s Barn, Ballyfermot, Darndale, Finglas and Tallaght and attempts were made to prevent crews dousing the fires. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fire brigade crews have been attacked while approaching Halloween bonfires in Dublin and an officer suffered an ear injury after a firework was thrown(...)

Graffiti in Derry. The PSNI recorded  23 casualties of paramilitary-style shootings in the 12 months until the end of June.

William Allen remembers July 1997 as a time of hope. Now an editor with Johnston Press in Northern Ireland, back then he was a Belfast Telegraph repor(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said travel abroad remained a major reason why donors were deferred from giving blood. Photograph: Getty Images

Just 3 per cent of the population eligible to give blood actually do so, yet one in four people will need blood transfusions at some stage in their li(...)

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