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#Animals

# animals - Friday 4 June, 2021

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals
# Study
# Study

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals

Jun 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 12,562 Views 13 Comments

The findings were contained in research carried out by scientists at UCC.

# animals - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 AM 5,151 Views 14 Comments

WWF is urging leaders meeting at the Cop26 climate summit to commit to action to curb global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid catastrophe.

# animals - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,785 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

# animals - Friday 11 December, 2020

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
# Pet Theft
# Pet Theft

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 15,808 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

# animals - Monday 28 September, 2020

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'
# Head Above Water
# Head Above Water

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'

Sep 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 31,423 Views 30 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien distanced himself from a pilot scheme he referenced in the Dáil.

# animals - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
# Good Eyes
# Good Eyes

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2020, 8:31 PM 22,079 Views 6 Comments

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

# animals - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about these small mammals?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about these small mammals?

Aug 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 60,179 Views 17 Comments

The smallest of all the mammals in Ireland.

# animals - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care

May 12th 2020, 7:54 PM 36,713 Views 42 Comments

Groomers have been advised to assess each dog on “a case-by-case basis” via photos or video conferencing.

# animals - Saturday 28 March, 2020

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing
# Dspca
# Dspca

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

Mar 28th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,821 Views 36 Comments

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

# animals - Sunday 15 March, 2020

The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?

Mar 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 38,959 Views 34 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the stories behind some of Ireland’s most famous animals

# animals - Thursday 12 December, 2019

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland
# Red List
# Red List

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

Dec 12th 2019, 11:42 AM 22,490 Views 33 Comments

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

# animals - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath
# Animals
# Animals

Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath

Nov 24th 2019, 11:32 AM 47,325 Views 47 Comments

The horse was discovered by the charity yesterday in Clonard, Co Meath.

# animals - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim
# Good Man
# Good Man

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim

Nov 23rd 2019, 11:11 AM 41,510 Views 33 Comments

‘Who’s a good man?’

# animals - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year
# Not Just For Christmas
# Not Just For Christmas

Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year

Nov 6th 2019, 8:15 AM 25,799 Views 57 Comments

The charity is urging those considering adopting a dog for Christmas to sponsor one instead.

# animals - Monday 28 October, 2019

Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween

Oct 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,492 Views 6 Comments

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

# animals - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park
# Dodder Valley Park
# Dodder Valley Park

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park

Oct 3rd 2019, 1:19 PM 25,868 Views 86 Comments

New recreational facilities are set to be built in Dodder Valley Park.

# animals - Sunday 29 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,227 Views 8 Comments

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

# animals - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
# Animals
# Animals

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

Sep 10th 2019, 1:59 PM 29,168 Views 25 Comments

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

# animals - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart
# Udder Chaos
# Udder Chaos

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart

Jul 25th 2019, 6:46 PM 35,928 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí say the cow made its way to Dunnes Stores before being caught.

# animals - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
# Exotic Animals
# Exotic Animals

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

Jun 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 17,068 Views 17 Comments

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

# animals - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets
# Pets On The Move
# Pets On The Move

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

Jun 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,572 Views 10 Comments

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

# animals - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,365 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# animals - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park
# South Africa
# South Africa

Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park

Jun 6th 2019, 5:09 PM 41,249 Views 21 Comments

The two-year-old boy was the son of a staff member.

# animals - Friday 10 May, 2019

Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell

May 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,515 Views 76 Comments

Are you a 30-something couple with no kids, who are thinking about getting a pet? Well think again, writes Leah Ni Chuinn.

# animals - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm
# ST ANNES PARK
# ST ANNES PARK

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm

May 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 20,181 Views 10 Comments

Based in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, the farm is free to the public.

# animals - Monday 31 December, 2018

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Dec 31st 2018, 10:12 AM 24,076 Views 21 Comments

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

# animals - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat
# Nature
# Nature

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

Nov 29th 2018, 11:02 AM 11,957 Views 27 Comments

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

# animals - Monday 12 November, 2018

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco
# Warning
# Warning

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

Nov 12th 2018, 11:55 AM 24,977 Views 12 Comments

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

# animals - Friday 9 November, 2018

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly
# FELINE LUCKY
# FELINE LUCKY

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly

Nov 9th 2018, 10:32 AM 25,717 Views 41 Comments

The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.

# animals - Friday 26 October, 2018

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze

Oct 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 50,508 Views 17 Comments

The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.

# animals - Friday 13 July, 2018

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park
# Kenya Wildlife Service
# Kenya Wildlife Service

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,646 Views 33 Comments

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

# animals - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Jun 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,667 Views 20 Comments

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

# animals - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans
# Noctural
# Noctural

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

Jun 17th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,787 Views 15 Comments

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

# animals - Friday 1 June, 2018

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures
# On The Run
# On The Run

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures

Jun 1st 2018, 5:12 PM 52,056 Views 59 Comments

A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead.

# animals - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees
# Bumble-BEEHAVE
# Bumble-BEEHAVE

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

May 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 8,413 Views 16 Comments

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

# animals - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary
# Bear Dancing
# Bear Dancing

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

May 12th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,187 Views 14 Comments

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# animals - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs
# Beauty Spot
# Beauty Spot

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs

Apr 24th 2018, 7:18 PM 20,138 Views 0 Comments

A court heard that the State authorities carried out a painstaking investigation to identify the remains.

# animals - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
# Rescued
# Rescued

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM 20,179 Views 24 Comments

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

# animals - Saturday 3 February, 2018

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'
# Feline Sad
# Feline Sad

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'

Feb 3rd 2018, 6:30 PM 20,608 Views 16 Comments

Earlier this week, an airline turned away a peacock, because of health and safety concerns.

# animals - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas
# Paws For Thought
# Paws For Thought

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas

Jan 31st 2018, 3:47 PM 63,413 Views 61 Comments

PJ was dropped outside the centre by his owner.

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