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#Greyhound Racing

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls

Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.

# greyhound-racing - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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.

# greyhound-racing - Monday 30 September, 2019

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.

# greyhound-racing - Friday 9 August, 2019

Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs

The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.

# greyhound-racing - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Gardaí investigate alleged assaults during protest outside Shelbourne Park greyhound stadium

A man and a woman both reported minor assaults to gardaí.

# greyhound-racing - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

From The42 'Voice of greyhound racing' Michael Fortune dies at 70 RIP

'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 - Friday 12 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board opens phone line for reporting animal cruelty

The move comes following a damning RTÉ programme.

# greyhound-racing - Friday 5 July, 2019

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.

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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 - Friday 28 June, 2019

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.

# greyhound-racing - Thursday 27 June, 2019

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.

# greyhound-racing - Monday 5 March, 2018

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.

# greyhound-racing - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Champion greyhound tests positive for cocaine three times

The drug has similar effects on dogs as it does on humans.

# greyhound-racing - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Live greyhound racing is back in Dublin after a four-month dispute

Live racing will return to Shelbourne Park from next Tuesday, 20 June.

# greyhound-racing - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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.

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

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.

# greyhound-racing - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools

But nobody is saying for how much.

# greyhound-racing - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Dublin's iconic greyhound racing track at Harold's Cross has been closed 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.

# greyhound-racing - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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.

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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.

# greyhound-racing - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

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.

# greyhound-racing - Friday 13 April, 2012

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.

# greyhound-racing - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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.

# greyhound-racing - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Mass grave for racing greyhounds discovered in Limerick

The mass grave contained the unburied bodies of former racing greyhounds in various stages of decomposition.

# greyhound-racing - Monday 1 November, 2010

“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.