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#Greyhounds

# greyhounds - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Dog handler who used live piglet as bait to train greyhounds loses court appeal over ban from racetracks

The appeal from Christopher Connolly was unanimously dismissed from court today.

# greyhounds - Monday 17 February, 2020

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary

The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain

The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.

# greyhounds - Monday 16 December, 2019

Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port

Nine of the 12 dogs have raced in the last month

# greyhounds - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls

Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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.

# greyhounds - Monday 30 September, 2019

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.

# greyhounds - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc

The Minister for Sport said some of his constituents were outraged by the abuses in the greyhound industry that were revealed.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board announces fund to help with rehoming, injury support and care centres

An RTÉ documentary claimed in June that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.

# greyhounds - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board planning to set up care centres for dogs

An RTÉ documentary claimed last month that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.

# greyhounds - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'

The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.

# greyhounds - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'

A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy

# greyhounds - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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.

# greyhounds - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Poll: Should the government stop funding greyhound racing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government stop funding greyhound racing?

An RTÉ investigation has claimed almost 6,000 greyhounds were killed for not racing fast enough in 2017.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

# greyhounds - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# greyhounds - Monday 23 May, 2016

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland

Animal welfare groups are calling for greyhound breeding to be limited to protect dogs.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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.

# greyhounds - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?

Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.

# greyhounds - Monday 10 November, 2014

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments

Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

# greyhounds - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs

Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

"It is positively medieval, barbaric": New figures show injuries to hares

New figures show over 100 hares injured during the coursing season last year.

# greyhounds - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

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.

# greyhounds - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing

Animal campaigners say that details from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that the practice is “unacceptable”.

# greyhounds - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# greyhounds - Friday 18 March, 2011

Demonstrators picket Irish embassies over greyhound exports

The American-European Greyhound Alliance says surplus Irish greyhounds are mistreated and eaten after export to China.