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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Badgers

This year
Pat Kenny 'flabbergasted' by decision to allow nursing home he fears will harm badgers
Kenny said that because of so much other construction work in the area ‘this is the badgers’ Alamo – they have nowhere else to go’.
All time
Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle
Michael Creed announced the initiative yesterday.
Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…
Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years
The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.
On patrol with Britain's badger cull saboteurs
The cull in Gloucestershire is aimed at tackling the spread of TB in cattle but opponents say this will do little to combat the disease.
Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?
This badger is better at tweeting than you
Going to the zoo will never be the same again.
Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports
The government has failed to submit any reports over the last ten years and the Council of Europe has now requested them as a “matter of urgency”.
Government strategy will lead to more badger killings - Irish Wildlife Trust
The Irish Wildlife Trust believes that the ‘Food Harvest 2020 Plan’ will lead to an increase in bovine TB which will, in turn, lead to more healthy badgers being culled.
It's Friday so here's a slideshow of badgers from around the world
With BONUS video content…
Three in court over badger baiting
The bloodsport is illegal in the UK and Ireland, but what is it? And who does it?