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#Circus

# circus - Friday 5 July, 2019

Tigers maul circus trainer to death in Italy

Ettore Weber (61) was a well-known circus tiger trainer.

# circus - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

One elephant dies and others let loose after circus truck crashes on Spanish motorway

There were five elephants in the truck in total.

# circus - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

# circus - Thursday 9 November, 2017

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted.”

# circus - Saturday 3 June, 2017

This Irish festival wants everybody to enjoy the arts - so it's making 75% of its shows free

It’s also engaging in a fascinating project with a circus group called Extraordinary Bodies.

# circus - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

# circus - Sunday 15 January, 2017

"The Greatest Show on Earth" to wind up after 146 years

Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus is one of the world’s best known circuses.

# circus - Monday 2 January, 2017

'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'

Four circuses were inspected by officials in 2016, but the minister says “no significant animal welfare issues were identified”.

# circus - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From The42 Angry Aldo asks to be released by the UFC as McGregor rematch slips away again Circus

Angry Aldo asks to be released by the UFC as McGregor rematch slips away again

The Brazilian expected to face McGregor next but the Irish fighter will take on Eddie Alvarez instead.

# circus - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

# circus - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street Born Free This post contains videos

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street

Police and circus staff managed to coax the animal back to its enclosure.

# circus - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Six arrested as protesters left bloodied at anti-circus demo in Tallaght

Circus Belly Wein has three elephants as part of its show.

# circus - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge There were three elephants just lounging on a green in Tallaght today Elephant In The Room

# circus - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses?

A youth group will hold a protest against these circuses this weekend.

# circus - Friday 4 March, 2016

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.

# circus - Thursday 26 March, 2015

The biggest circus in the world is on the market for €1.82 billion

Cirque du Soleil has reportedly been put on the market by its founder Guy Laliberte.

# circus - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Er, we're not sure this 'Irish translation' is completely word-for-word... Hiberno-english

# circus - Friday 16 January, 2015

Animal rights groups welcome cut in funding for animal circuses

Which is €15,000 less than last year.

# circus - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge An Italian circus has been passing off two painted dogs as pandas What A Circus

An Italian circus has been passing off two painted dogs as pandas

The ‘pandas’ were actually chow chow puppies.

# circus - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Fossett's Circus 'open for business' despite facing potential collapse

The family are considering asking the court to appoint an examiner to the business.

# circus - Sunday 12 October, 2014

'I joined the circus to escape The Troubles'

Meet the performers from Tumble Circus.

# circus - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Fire service called out to water sea lions at circus

Duffy’s Circus said it had an “unexpected problem” with the water pressure on site in Waterford.

# circus - Monday 7 July, 2014

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic

It’s led to new calls for a ban on wild animals in circuses.

# circus - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is there a camel on the loose in Tallaght? Camel Down Everyone

Is there a camel on the loose in Tallaght?

Humpday has hit it hard.

# circus - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Dublin council bans animal-act circuses on public land

The move came after students set up a petition calling for an end to animal-act circuses.

# circus - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

# circus - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Ireland's answer to Cirque du Soleil takes to the air Cirque D'eire This post contains images

Ireland's answer to Cirque du Soleil takes to the air

Landfall, an exciting new circus theatre show, will debut in Dublin in August.

# circus - Monday 1 July, 2013

Cirque du Soleil performer plummets to death during Vegas show

The mother of two fell around 50 feet as she was being hoisted up towards the roof of the stage on a wire for a battle scene in the show.

# circus - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From The42 Bernabeu gives Mourinho mixed send-off after 3 turbulent years Circus This post contains videos

Bernabeu gives Mourinho mixed send-off after 3 turbulent years

The Portuguese boss was thanked and booed on his way to a 4-2 win over Osasuna.

# circus - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Woman comes face to face with circus tiger in bathroom The Hangover Part IV This post contains videos

Woman comes face to face with circus tiger in bathroom

What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze?

# circus - Monday 26 November, 2012

New welfare bill will not ban animals performing in circuses - Coveney

The bill will strengthen obligations placed upon animal keepers and owners in terms of food, housing and general care rather than outlaw the use of animals in circuses.

# circus - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Column: How we fell in love, separated, and became circus performers

Tina Segner and Ken Fanning tell their story: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl join the circus…

# circus - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Circus trainer trampled by elephant in Cork

The incident occurred at the same circus where an elephant escaped from this week. The trainer’s injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

# circus - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Nellie the elephant makes a run for it in Cork Elephant Escape This post contains videos

VIDEO: Nellie the elephant makes a run for it in Cork

Circus animal – whose name is actually Susan – might have done some damage to vehicle after making break for it through car park.

# circus - Sunday 25 March, 2012

You Can’t Fight Gravity Pics of the Day

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# circus - Monday 6 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Clown memorial service Clowning Around This post contains images

In pictures: Clown memorial service

Clowns in full costume attended yesterday’s Grimaldi Day service in east London.