Gillian Bird

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The DSPCA says people should not attempt to get selfies with deer, or feed them. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The public has been warned to “leave wildlife alone” and not attempt to take selfies with deer, as the “rutting” or mating season begins, in places su(...)

The footage was captured on a mobile phone and shows a man riding the pony through the Cabra House pub

An incident where a pony was ridden through a packed pub is being investigated by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).(...)

Ciaran Reddin (12) and Nicole Connolly (13)  at  St Colmcilles in Ballybrack meeting Shetland ponies from Festina Lente in Bray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

 Most of us are familiar with guide dogs for people who are blind. Companion dogs for children with autism and other learning disabilities are al(...)

An apartment dweller in Dublin was confronted with a slithery surprise when he found a snake coiled up in his bedroom.

An apartment dweller in Dublin was confronted with a slithery surprise when he found a snake coiled up in his bedroom. Diego Pastori was readying him(...)

A child spotted inside the rhino enclosure at Dublin Zoo at the weekend. Photograph: Ciaran Ferrie

Dublin Zoo is investigating how a child got inside its rhino enclosure at the weekend in an incident that was photographed by other visitors. Images (...)

Paddy the rat snake is recovering after a fall from a ceiling at a Dublin house

St Patrick’s legendary powers failed this year after a five-foot snake fell out of the ceiling of a Dublin house onto a unsuspecting homeowner just on(...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

File photograph of a Cavachon puppy. Fortunately, Bailey found a compassionate companion in Muffy, a cairn terrier.

To look at Bailey Solan luxuriating on the kitchen couch as the slanting afternoon sunshine warms his furry coat, you’d hardly believe the chilled-out(...)

The DSPCA says the 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port on Wednesday are generally in good health, but cannot be adopted yet as they may be used as evidence. Photograph: DSPCA

The 116 puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port cannot be put up for adoption yet because they could be used as evidence in a criminal trial, the Dubl(...)

Photograph: DSPCA

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals co-ordinated almost 50 callouts this week to check on reports of neglected horses. “We saw(...)

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