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#Greyhounds

# greyhounds - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Dog handler who used live piglet as bait to train greyhounds loses court appeal over ban from racetracks
# Courts
# Courts

Dog handler who used live piglet as bait to train greyhounds loses court appeal over ban from racetracks

Apr 30th 2020, 5:58 PM 24,840 Views 0 Comments

The appeal from Christopher Connolly was unanimously dismissed from court today.

# greyhounds - Monday 17 February, 2020

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary

Feb 17th 2020, 1:16 PM 15,844 Views 119 Comments

The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain

Dec 17th 2019, 11:49 AM 11,683 Views 23 Comments

The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.

# greyhounds - Monday 16 December, 2019

Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port
# Seized
# Seized

Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port

Dec 16th 2019, 6:20 PM 40,898 Views 93 Comments

Nine of the 12 dogs have raced in the last month

# greyhounds - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:22 PM 34,609 Views 56 Comments

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

# greyhounds - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year

Oct 1st 2019, 9:20 PM 24,325 Views 54 Comments

Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.

# greyhounds - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
# Racing
# Racing

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Sep 30th 2019, 3:23 PM 24,225 Views 67 Comments

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

# greyhounds - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc
# Subsidised
# Subsidised

Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc

Aug 25th 2019, 7:30 AM 18,342 Views 71 Comments

The Minister for Sport said some of his constituents were outraged by the abuses in the greyhound industry that were revealed.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board announces fund to help with rehoming, injury support and care centres
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Irish Greyhound Board announces fund to help with rehoming, injury support and care centres

Aug 6th 2019, 11:02 AM 11,196 Views 49 Comments

An RTÉ documentary claimed in June that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.

# greyhounds - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board planning to set up care centres for dogs
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Irish Greyhound Board planning to set up care centres for dogs

Jul 28th 2019, 4:14 PM 12,076 Views 46 Comments

An RTÉ documentary claimed last month that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.

# greyhounds - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'

Jul 20th 2019, 9:32 AM 33,831 Views 30 Comments

The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.

# greyhounds - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'
# Greyhound Industry
# Greyhound Industry

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'

Jul 18th 2019, 7:15 AM 12,180 Views 42 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy

# greyhounds - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Jul 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,260 Views 70 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Barry's Tea and FBD Insurance withdraw sponsorship of greyhound races after 'recent revelations'
# Curraheen Park
# Curraheen Park

Barry's Tea and FBD Insurance withdraw sponsorship of greyhound races after 'recent revelations'

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 41,906 Views 107 Comments

A review of the industry from 2017 5,987 were killed for failing to make qualification times.

# greyhounds - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Poll: Should the government stop funding greyhound racing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government stop funding greyhound racing?

Jun 27th 2019, 8:07 AM 65,869 Views 138 Comments

An RTÉ investigation has claimed almost 6,000 greyhounds were killed for not racing fast enough in 2017.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals
# Controversy
# Controversy

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

Jun 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 26,897 Views 90 Comments

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

# greyhounds - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach
# Autograph Requests
# Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 16,442 Views 41 Comments

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# greyhounds - Monday 23 May, 2016

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland

May 23rd 2016, 3:15 PM 15,479 Views 47 Comments

Animal welfare groups are calling for greyhound breeding to be limited to protect dogs.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
# Australia
# Australia

Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training

May 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 13,189 Views 26 Comments

The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.

# greyhounds - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?

Feb 8th 2015, 8:30 AM 31,555 Views 45 Comments

Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.

# greyhounds - Monday 10 November, 2014

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments
# Dogs
# Dogs

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments

Nov 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 11,411 Views 27 Comments

Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

Oct 29th 2014, 7:36 PM 24,663 Views 41 Comments

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

# greyhounds - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs
# A Dog's Life
# A Dog's Life

Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs

Sep 18th 2014, 12:58 PM 5,034 Views 22 Comments

Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

"It is positively medieval, barbaric": New figures show injuries to hares
# Hare Coursing
# Hare Coursing

"It is positively medieval, barbaric": New figures show injuries to hares

Jul 29th 2014, 4:25 PM 11,880 Views 91 Comments

New figures show over 100 hares injured during the coursing season last year.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough

Aug 28th 2012, 5:42 PM 5,103 Views 18 Comments

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.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing
# Coursing
# Coursing

Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing

May 9th 2012, 1:00 PM 4,199 Views 162 Comments

Animal campaigners say that details from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that the practice is “unacceptable”.

# greyhounds - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours
# School Tours
# School Tours

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

May 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,414 Views 23 Comments

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# greyhounds - Friday 18 March, 2011

Demonstrators picket Irish embassies over greyhound exports
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Demonstrators picket Irish embassies over greyhound exports

Mar 18th 2011, 11:24 AM 1,288 Views 0 Comments

The American-European Greyhound Alliance says surplus Irish greyhounds are mistreated and eaten after export to China.