Frank Nyhan

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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(...)

Last month, an RTÉ Investigates programme raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds and the potential widespread culling of thousands of animals based on their performances. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A levy on the greyhound industry is set to be imposed in order to fund a “pension plan” and retirement homes for dogs when they finish racing, an Oire(...)

The board will introduce a “greyhound injury support scheme”.

The government is examining plans to force the greyhound industry to ringfence for animal welfare some of the €16.8 million in funding it receives fro(...)

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(...)

The prosecution of two gardaí for using pepper spray to subdue a teenager resisting arrest could have had serious consequences for gardaí and their ab(...)

Former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau Barry Galvin. Photograph Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Warm tributes were paid yesterday to the former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Barry Galvin who next month retires from public ser(...)

Frank Nyhan, solicitor, and Edmund O’Brien (right) pictured at the Employment Tribunal at the Clonmel Park Hotel in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

An accountant sacked by the Irish Coursing Club was “collateral damage” and “the jam in the sandwich” in a row between the club’s current president an(...)

Two serving members of An Garda Síochána have appeared in court charged with assaulting a teenager while on duty in Cork city centre over a year ago.B(...)

Rory and Monica O’Brien of Killicane, Mitchelstown, Co Cork appeared at Fermoy District Court yesterday on 31 summons each relating to the treatment of pigs on their farm.

A leading pig producer and his wife were yesterday charged with mistreatment and cruelty to pigs over a five month period at their farm in North Cork(...)