Stephen Philpott, the former USPCA chief executive  leaving Newry Crown Court after he received a suspended sentence. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The former boss of a prominent Northern Ireland animal charity has avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud earlier this year. Ste(...)

File photograph of a puma. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An animal welfare group has set up traps and surveillance cameras after receiving several reports of a cougar or puma being seen in parts of Co Cork o(...)