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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-(...)

A screengrab from a Youtube video purporting to show a woman drinking a live goldfish as part of a  Neknomination challenge.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has warned that eating live goldfish is a criminal offence. It issued the warning after a v(...)

Eighty horses were seized or surrendered to ISPCA inspectors this year

An abandoned horse is found dead in a forest with a gaping wound caused by a tight head collar. A stallion donkey is withdrawn from sale when the auct(...)

The two collies, Thelma and Louise, who were rescued from a drain in Co Roscommon.

There has been a marked increase in the number of abandoned dogs this year according to the ISPCA, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (...)

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