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# sheep - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Freckles - the 'luckiest sheep in north Dublin' - uses a custom wheelchair to get around the farm

The sheep lives on a volunteer-run farm in St Anne’s Park, Dublin.

# sheep - Monday 25 November, 2019

Thousands of sheep feared dead after ship capsizes off Romanian coast

Animal rights groups have criticised the sea transport of livestock.

# sheep - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Investigation launched into suspected theft of over 100 sheep from Meath farm

The suspected theft allegedly occurred between 10 and 13 June.

# sheep - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion'

A representative of sheep farmers said that “all indications point to an impending total price collapse”.

# sheep - Sunday 11 March, 2018

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

# sheep - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

# sheep - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'They don't respect the rules': A flock of Romanian sheep are nibbling away at US security

The farmer on the land had built a shelter for his sheep well before work began on the military site.

# sheep - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Sheep can recognise Barack Obama and Emma Watson's faces from photographs

Researchers also found sheep were able to recognise their handlers in photographs.

# sheep - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'This was quite a brutal act': Sheep ears cut off in violent Co Down attack

The PSNI are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

# sheep - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

# sheep - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

# sheep - Friday 2 June, 2017

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy

It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.

# sheep - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Scientists work out how you can tell if a sheep's sad - just look at their faces

Father Ted’s Fargo Boyle was just one of the few to crack the code before the scientists could.

# sheep - Friday 17 February, 2017

Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain

But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.

# sheep - Monday 16 January, 2017

Dog walkers asked to stop using Wicklow Mountains after sheep killed

Similar calls were made in rural Kerry last August after 40 sheep were killed in on a West Kerry farm.

# sheep - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

# sheep - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge A sheep was sheared live on the Late Late last night and nobody is quite sure why Ewe Must Be Joking

# sheep - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore

The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.

# sheep - Friday 26 August, 2016

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'

Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.

# sheep - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Almost 40 sheep killed in dog attack on west Kerry farm

People are being warned to tie up their dogs.

# sheep - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# sheep - Monday 4 April, 2016

VIDEO: Donegal man beats world record for shearing sheep in fastest time Wool You Believe It This post contains videos

VIDEO: Donegal man beats world record for shearing sheep in fastest time

He is the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion in fairness.

# sheep - Monday 8 February, 2016

These singing sheep may have stolen the show at the Super Bowl

Forget the half-time show – it’s all about the ads.

# sheep - Monday 25 January, 2016

Almost 90 complaints made about Late Late Show 'Lamb Carousel' Tagging This post contains videos

Almost 90 complaints made about Late Late Show 'Lamb Carousel'

The segment on Friday’s showed newborn lambs hooked up to an invention and spun around.

# sheep - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge There's a lamb and a puppy in Kilkenny and they're best friends Four Legs Good

There's a lamb and a puppy in Kilkenny and they're best friends

Meet Bear and Little Dorrit.

# sheep - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge There are 550 sheep in this mind-bending picture of a snowy field

There are 550 sheep in this mind-bending picture of a snowy field

It’s the bloody dress all over again.

# sheep - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Man arrested after dozens of cow and sheep stolen

75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken during the robbery.

# sheep - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

# sheep - Sunday 23 August, 2015

16 lambs with 'poisonous meat' stolen from Tyrone farm

The lambs would not be ready to enter the food chain for another six weeks.

# sheep - Friday 26 June, 2015

Gardaí are looking for your help in finding 75 stolen cattle and 25 sheep

The animals were stolen from a field in Westmeath this week.

# sheep - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The DSPCA has taken custody of the sheep found in a block of Dublin flats

The inner city interloper was found in Oliver Bond Street flats, near Thomas Street.

# sheep - Monday 11 May, 2015

Lambs die after their ears are cut off in violent attack

This could make you very sad and/or angry.

# sheep - Sunday 29 March, 2015

WATCH: Sheepdogs could be joining the dole queue if herding drones take off

A sheep farmer in Carlow has tried out a very modern type of farming…

From The Daily Edge A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep Shepherd's Delight

A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep

Farmers do that now.

# sheep - Thursday 26 March, 2015

# sheep - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Dublin girl starts Facebook petition to save pet sheep from slaughterhouse Justice For Ernie

# sheep - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Your dogs could attack sheep if they're not neutered

Pete Wedderburn says that dog owners need to know about the benefits of neutering their pets.

# sheep - Friday 20 February, 2015

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000

The initiative is being operated by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Siochana.

# sheep - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group

The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.

# sheep - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge A sheep wearing a Christmas jumper was found wandering around a US town Gage The Sheep

A sheep wearing a Christmas jumper was found wandering around a US town

Even sheep are not immune to the Christmas jumper craze.

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