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Friday 6 September, 2019

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years
# Doneraile Park
# Doneraile Park

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years

Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 34,072 Views 55 Comments

The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

State-hired marksman shot over 200 deer in the Phoenix Park in the last two years
# Cull
# Cull

State-hired marksman shot over 200 deer in the Phoenix Park in the last two years

Feb 6th 2018, 4:30 PM 35,669 Views 134 Comments

A total of 203 deer were shot by the marksman as part of eight culls carried out in 2016 and 2017.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
# On The Run
# On The Run

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

Jan 17th 2018, 10:07 AM 33,385 Views 28 Comments

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

Thursday 14 December, 2017

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years
# Top Brass
# Top Brass

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Dec 14th 2017, 8:55 AM 31,041 Views 140 Comments

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
# In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,503 Views 38 Comments

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

Thursday 17 August, 2017

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years
# Blades
# Blades

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years

Aug 17th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,938 Views 9 Comments

Last year alone, 435 weapons were recovered from inmates.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care
# State Care
# State Care

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 AM 9,593 Views 13 Comments

The number of children in care has risen by almost 20% during the past decade.