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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Greyhound Racing

Last month
February 2023
# greyhound racing ireland
Dogs found dumped in Kildare bog likely suffered 'traumatic injuries'
Tests and post mortems have thrown renewed spotlight on the greyhound racing industry.
Last year
# Public Accounts Committee
Irish greyhound racing industry is closer to a breeding industry, PAC hears
Greyhound Racing Ireland spoke at the Public Accounts Committee today as its financial statements were examined.
All time
Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?
The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.
# Shelbourne Park
High Court asked to lift injunction limiting extent of greyhound racing protest
Late last year the operators of Shelbourne Park, Greyhound Stadium Ltd, secured the temporary injunction.
# Cancelled
Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls
Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.
# Greyhounds
Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.
# Racing
Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.
# Closing
Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs
The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.
# Dublin
Gardaí investigate alleged assaults during protest outside Shelbourne Park greyhound stadium
A man and a woman both reported minor assaults to gardaí.
'Voice of greyhound racing' Michael Fortune dies at 70
‘He saw it as an honour to share his love for the sport to anyone who would listen.’
# Greyhound Racing
Irish Greyhound Board opens phone line for reporting animal cruelty
The move comes following a damning RTÉ programme.
# Greyhound Racing
Connolly’s Red Mills withdraws greyhound sponsorship over 'shocking revelations' about industry
Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance both withdrew their sponsorship earlier this week.
# Curraheen Park
Barry's Tea and FBD Insurance withdraw sponsorship of greyhound races after 'recent revelations'
A review of the industry from 2017 5,987 were killed for failing to make qualification times.
# Greyhound Racing
Irish Greyhound Board promises reforms in wake of RTÉ documentary revelations
The new measures come following claims that thousands of greyhounds were killed in 2017 for not being fast enough.
# rté investigates
Irish Greyhound Board 'strongly condemns actions of minority in industry'
Minister of State Andrew Doyle said that he had “deep concerns” about the industry, and that all allegations will be examined.
# facelift
Shelbourne Park to get a €3 million revamp - a year after closing for 22 weeks
The 90-year-old venue is seen by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) as having major earning potential.
# Doping
Champion greyhound tests positive for cocaine three times
The drug has similar effects on dogs as it does on humans.
# Re-bourne
Live greyhound racing is back in Dublin after a four-month dispute
Live racing will return to Shelbourne Park from next Tuesday, 20 June.
# Caught in the traps
It just sold a stadium for €23 million - but there are warnings the greyhound industry is 'in danger'
The sale of Harold’s Cross came after a 2014 government report that recommended that it be sold.
# Gone to the dogs
Not everyone is happy that Dublin's iconic greyhound track in Harold's Cross is to be sold
The terms of the sale have not been disclosed.
# Sold
Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools
But nobody is saying for how much.
# Crossed Off
Dublin's iconic greyhound racing track at Harold's Cross has been closed
Stadium will be sold as part of IGB plans to cut €20m debt.
# lassie come home
Ivan Yates sold the Newstalk Breakfast dog without telling anyone
The dog was snapped up by a syndicate in England and has been doing quite well for himself.
# Australia
Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.
# race is run
One of Dublin's two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold
Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.
# Greyhounds
Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough
However the Irish Greyhound Board said the issue is temporary and all recently advertised sweepstakes still have the required number of entries to go ahead.
# Simon Coveney
Coveney expresses concern at discovery of Limerick greyhound grave
The agriculture minister says “every effort is being made” to establish the owners of the dogs dumped in a quarry.
# Animal Welfare
Bord na gCon 'has identified greyhounds found in Limerick grave'
The greyhound racing authority says it has been able to identify some of the dogs based on their unique tattoo markings.
# Animal Welfare
Mass grave for racing greyhounds discovered in Limerick
The mass grave contained the unburied bodies of former racing greyhounds in various stages of decomposition.
# Gone to the dogs
“Sonic was tended to by paramedics" - reported fancy-dress brawl at greyhound track
Up to 15 men in Halloween costumes were reportedly involved in a fight at Shelbourne Park this weekend.