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German shepherd-Akita mixed breed, had been left near the entrance to the ISPCA’s national animal centre in Keenagh, Co Longford. Photograph: ISPCA

A young dog was found with severe injuries, abandoned and chained to a gate in Co Longford on Sunday evening. The dog, a German shepherd-Akita mixed (...)

Cork golfer James Sugrue  progressed to the 36-holes British Amateur Championship final against Scotland’s Euan Walker. Photograph: Pat Cashman

An SOS call was put out for ropes to use for crowd control, such were the size of the galleries which descended on the famed north Dublin links of Por(...)

The conditions on the puppy farm in Co Carlow were described as squalid by an ISPCA chief inspector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A puppy farm where 340 dogs and 11 horses were kept in “absolute squalor” and dead dogs were used as food is one of the worst neglect cases ever seen,(...)

While the south of Gran Canaria may be more popular with tourists, Las Palmas has a lot to offer. Photograph: Getty Images

We’re sitting atop a hill outside Las Coloradas, a little village on Gran Canaria’s most north-easterly point, with a birds-eye view of the sunset spi(...)

Some of the dogs found in a van in Cairnryan.

Twenty seven dogs have been rescued and returned to Ireland after they were found in a van in Scotland. The Irish Society of the Prevention of Cruelt(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal  in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a scene in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Quince, in reference to a play within the play, says: “We must have a wall in(...)

A Co Kildare man has been given a lifetime ban from keeping animals after he failed to prevent his sow from almost being eaten alive by two large dogs.  File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A Co Kildare man has been given a lifetime ban from keeping animals after he failed to prevent his sow from almost being eaten alive by two large dogs(...)

A view of the Sabine Mac Mahon exhibition So Through the Singing Land He Passed

So Through the Singing Land He Passed – Sabine Mac Mahon The Lab, Dublin ★★★★★ If you find yourself suffering from 1916 fatigue, Sabine Mac Mahon’(...)

Heroes and blood sacrifice: Roger Casement as envisioned in Alan Phelan’s Our Kind

Having never been a fan of parades or raking up the past, I was worried in the early weeks of 2016. I wondered if the anniversary programming of Irela(...)

Caroline Lamb at the DSPCA rescue and rehoming centre at Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, with 10-week-old Collie-cross puppy Marty which is looking for a foster home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just a click of a door handle was enough to spring a group of rescued abandoned puppies with into action in an attempt to grab some attention. Eyes-(...)

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