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Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleet.
Ireland revokes livestock ship operator's licence for low performance rating
18 February 2020
The Government has tendered for a contract to carry out an economic and sustainability impact assessment for a potential Mercosur trade deal.
Irish government tenders for Mercosur impact assessment contract
3 December 2019
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended the ban placed on the transport of ruminants to continental Europe for an additional 48 hours.
Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine extends live export ban to Europe
22 July 2019
A review found that 16,000 greyhounds are born each year, of which 5,987 are killed because they fail to make qualification times.
Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, reveals RTÉ documentary
8 July 2019
Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms.
Irish fur farmers feel the chill as ban phased in
2 July 2019
Ireland’s Cabinet agreed to the phased dis-establishment of fur farming in Ireland yesterday.
ISPCA: Ireland bans fur farming
26 June 2019
Eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad were intercepted by Customs officers in Dublin in recent months.
Eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad the latest in a series of exotic animal seizures
25 June 2019
EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million.
Your tax euros at work: Irish beef farmers get €50 million in CAP money
20 June 2019
This week The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ISPCA officially launched the #FurFreeIreland campaign calling for an end to inhumane fur farming and for the closure of remaining fur farms in Ireland.
ISPCA: #FurFreeIreland Campaign launched!
15 November 2018
Consumers picture dairy cows grazing contently on pasture in green fields. But a new report by the European Commission’s DG Sante reveals this idyllic image to be far from the truth for many of the EU’s 23.5 million dairy cows.
Secret suffering in EU dairy sector revealed by new Commission report
28 November 2017