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# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Monday 1 July, 2019

Does Ireland need to update its dog control laws? The public are being asked to give their views

A public consultation will last until September.

# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Friday 29 March, 2019

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.

# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Thursday 27 December, 2018

New rules around kennel sizes among dog breeding guidelines set to come into effect from 2019

The guidelines are an updated version of similar rules which came into effect in 2012.

# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Vets say new dog breeding guidelines need to improve standards

Submissions received during a public consultation process differ on “a significant number of issues”.

# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Fines for overdue books will also be removed, according to a new five-year strategy for the country’s public libraries.

# department-of-rural-and-community-development - Friday 18 May, 2018

Number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds down 40%

916 dogs were put to sleep in Irish local authority pounds last year.