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# Greyhound Racing

This year
Dogs seized as greyhound allegedly 'found being eaten by wildlife' near trainer's yard
Greyhound Racing Ireland has seized a number of dogs and is pursuing a prosecution against the owner on welfare grounds.
Dogs found dumped in Kildare bog likely suffered 'traumatic injuries'
Tests and post mortems have thrown renewed spotlight on the greyhound racing industry.
Last year
Irish greyhound racing industry is closer to a breeding industry, PAC hears
Greyhound Racing Ireland spoke at the Public Accounts Committee today as its financial statements were examined.
All time
Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?
The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.
High Court asked to lift injunction limiting extent of greyhound racing protest
Late last year the operators of Shelbourne Park, Greyhound Stadium Ltd, secured the temporary injunction.
Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls
Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.
Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.
Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.
Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs
The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.
Gardaí investigate alleged assaults during protest outside Shelbourne Park greyhound stadium
A man and a woman both reported minor assaults to gardaí.
'Voice of greyhound racing' Michael Fortune dies at 70
‘He saw it as an honour to share his love for the sport to anyone who would listen.’
Irish Greyhound Board opens phone line for reporting animal cruelty
The move comes following a damning RTÉ programme.
Connolly’s Red Mills withdraws greyhound sponsorship over 'shocking revelations' about industry
Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance both withdrew their sponsorship earlier this week.
Barry's Tea and FBD Insurance withdraw sponsorship of greyhound races after 'recent revelations'
A review of the industry from 2017 5,987 were killed for failing to make qualification times.
Irish Greyhound Board promises reforms in wake of RTÉ documentary revelations
The new measures come following claims that thousands of greyhounds were killed in 2017 for not being fast enough.
Irish Greyhound Board 'strongly condemns actions of minority in industry'
Minister of State Andrew Doyle said that he had “deep concerns” about the industry, and that all allegations will be examined.
Shelbourne Park to get a €3 million revamp - a year after closing for 22 weeks
The 90-year-old venue is seen by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) as having major earning potential.
Champion greyhound tests positive for cocaine three times
The drug has similar effects on dogs as it does on humans.
Live greyhound racing is back in Dublin after a four-month dispute
Live racing will return to Shelbourne Park from next Tuesday, 20 June.
It just sold a stadium for €23 million - but there are warnings the greyhound industry is 'in danger'
The sale of Harold’s Cross came after a 2014 government report that recommended that it be sold.
Not everyone is happy that Dublin's iconic greyhound track in Harold's Cross is to be sold
The terms of the sale have not been disclosed.
Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools
But nobody is saying for how much.
Dublin's iconic greyhound racing track at Harold's Cross has been closed
Stadium will be sold as part of IGB plans to cut €20m debt.
Ivan Yates sold the Newstalk Breakfast dog without telling anyone
The dog was snapped up by a syndicate in England and has been doing quite well for himself.
Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.
One of Dublin's two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold
Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.
Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough
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.
Coveney expresses concern at discovery of Limerick greyhound grave
The agriculture minister says “every effort is being made” to establish the owners of the dogs dumped in a quarry.
Bord na gCon 'has identified greyhounds found in Limerick grave'
The greyhound racing authority says it has been able to identify some of the dogs based on their unique tattoo markings.
Mass grave for racing greyhounds discovered in Limerick
The mass grave contained the unburied bodies of former racing greyhounds in various stages of decomposition.
“Sonic was tended to by paramedics" - reported fancy-dress brawl at greyhound track
Up to 15 men in Halloween costumes were reportedly involved in a fight at Shelbourne Park this weekend.