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# aran - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Pics: These stunning images capture the beauty of Connemara and the Aran Islands

Walter Pfeiffer’s friend and publisher Vincent Murphy told us about the great photographer himself.

# aran - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year

In 2013, 23 people were convicted for cruelty to animals. That figure was 21 in 2014 and 16 last year.

# aran - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Scaled-down protest at Puck Fair after alleged threatening calls to activists

ARAN wants the goat removed from the festival and has appealed to the “common decency” of festival-goers.

# aran - Monday 29 February, 2016

Walker finds animal carcasses 'dumped' on scenic Clare beach

Animal rights activists have called on authorities to investigate the case.

# aran - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge Aran jumpers are officially cool now, according to Vogue Going Global

# aran - Monday 14 December, 2015

Animal rights activists hold 'turkey memorial' outside Dublin butchers

Animal rights group Aran says it organised the vigil to remind consumers that turkeys are “interesting animals with distinct personalities”.

# aran - Monday 10 August, 2015

'You'll be f***ing beaten out of town': Puck Fair protest cancelled after threatening calls

Animal rights group Aran was planning to stage a demonstration.

# aran - Thursday 6 August, 2015

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

# aran - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Animal rights campaigners want to "take the Puck out of the fair"

ARAN wants the goat removed from the festival.

# aran - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Watch: Amazingly, there was a paramedic just metres away - when this woman was swept off a cliff

The woman fell around 40 feet onto rocks last Wednesday – sparking a dramatic rescue.

# aran - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Dead dog with brick tied to his neck is pulled from quay

The animal was found in Ballina.

# aran - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Display of Inside-Out animals 'will show people they're flesh and bone, just like us'

A new exhibition by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens is coming to Dublin later this year.

# aran - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK

Sam Simon of Simpsons fame was one of the 321 people who helped save Benjy from the chopping block.

# aran - Friday 12 December, 2014

This is the sanctuary Benjy the gay bull is leaving for tomorrow

Benjy was saved from the chop by Sam Simon of Simpsons fame.

# aran - Friday 28 November, 2014

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming

In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.

# aran - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment That's Cat

# aran - Monday 11 August, 2014

Raising of King Puck goat goes ahead amid animal welfare concerns

The festival organisers say the animal is well cared for and his welfare is a priority.

# aran - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

# aran - Friday 4 April, 2014

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

# aran - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers

About 5,500 dogs are euthanised in Ireland every year – most are perfectly healthy. The only reason they have to die is because otherwise ordinary people are happy to turn a blind eye to the appalling consequences of their actions.

# aran - Thursday 19 December, 2013

RTÉ programme urged not to air scene of presenter killing turkey

An animal rights group said there is “nothing festive” about killing an animal on-screen.

# aran - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group

ARAN have launched a new campaign, supported by Senator David Norris.

# aran - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Animal rights group to contact schools after cats killed with firecrackers in Drogheda

ARAN has said it wants schools to allow its campaigners to talk to children about the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect.

# aran - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Over 40 complaints lodged over Love/Hate cat shooting scene

Animal rights groups have been critical of the scene, which showed the animal being machine-gunned to death.

# aran - Monday 7 October, 2013

Animal rights charity calls for Love/Hate boycott after cat shooting scene

A scene that showed a cat being shot set tongues wagging on social media, but one animal rights group is not happy with Nidge and the lads.

# aran - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Twist of fate after lost dog is reunited with his family

A dog called Aran was found straying in Carrick-on-Shannon – and what happened next surprised everyone.

# aran - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Animal rights group to march in Dublin

ARAN is calling on the government to introduce tougher sentences and fines for animal abuse and cruelty.