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‘We, as a department, have never certified dogs to be exported from Ireland to Pakistan and we haven’t certified dogs to be exported to China since 2016 nor will we,’ says Minister Michael Creed. Photograph: Ray McManus

Irish officials plan to meet their British counterparts over the issue of Irish greyhounds being exported via the UK to third countries, the Minister (...)

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding(...)

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive at  Permanent TSB. Mr Masding said there was “a disconnect” between the “intrinsic value” of Permanent TSB’s shares and the market value

A merger between Permanent TSB and another financial institution is not appropriate at this stage, but the bank must make “further tough decisions” ov(...)

Dermot Hughes and Michael Murray of NVP Energy, which has won a national Energy Globe award for the installation of its wastewater treatment technology at Arrabawn Dairies in Kilconnell, Co Galway.

The 2017 Irish Times Innovation Awards category winner NVP Energy has just won a highly prestigious national Energy Globe award for its unique carbon-(...)

Tommy Bowe makes for a sincere enquirer, asking retired Irish sports stars about their exits from the field.  Photograph: Inpho/Giuseppe Fama

What chance does a winger ever get to reflect? In rugby, the position is all anticipation, speed and surge; they intercept and break free. To be a pro(...)

Patrick Maher in action for UCD against DIT. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

DIT 0-19 UCD 0-17 DIT have advanced to the semi-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after they saw off a fancied UCD side in a tight contest at Belfield. T(...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

Limerick’s Richie English in action against Clare’s two-goal hero Shane O’Donnell at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Shane O’Donnell scored a point after his second goal and Clare led by seven, the excitement and freshness and energy of 2013 really looked like i(...)

Clare senior hurling’s new management team of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

In the mid-winter frenzy that followed Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland win, Shane O’Donnell’s life was everyone’s but his own. Twenty minutes of hurling one (...)

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