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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 Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

Almost 20 years ago, when the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund was established, supporting the sports was a political no-brainer. The creation of the(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. In separate st(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley: he said there was a need to increase carbon taxes, but it was unclear how those most affected would be supported

An attempt to agree a common position on increasing carbon taxes while protecting those on low incomes and experiencing fuel poverty will be made by T(...)

Minister Denis Naughten with Richard Moat, CEO eir. File photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about the effect of Eir’s decision to withdraw its bid for the national rural broadband scheme. The company, the S(...)

At the time of the EU reforms, there were 285,000 sugar beet growers in the bloc, this has subsequently been reduced to less than 160,000. Photograph:   Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Beet Ireland, the lobby group seeking to resurrect Ireland’s sugar industry, is in the process of buying a site on the Carlow-Kildare border for a new(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has proposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TDs will not have a free vote on controversial drink-driving legislation despite many of the members criticising the proposals. The party d(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed an automatic ban for drivers caught over the legal limit of alcohol. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael TDs and Senators will not have a free vote on controversial new drink driving legislation. The party met this evening in private to discuss(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

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