Animal Welfare

Cork man banned from keeping equines for 5 years

Cork man banned from keeping equines for 5 years

A Cork man has been banned from keeping equines for five years having pleaded guilty to two counts under Section...

October 18, 2021

Commission launches public consultation on review of animal welfare legislation

Commission launches public consultation on review of animal welfare legislation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of animal welfare legislation. The commission hopes to present...

October 18, 2021

Irish live animal exports come under intense scrutiny in EU – MEP

Irish live animal exports come under intense scrutiny in EU – MEP

Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher, has said that the Irish industry for live animal exports is coming under intense scrutiny...

October 14, 2021

Meetings planned to discuss future sustainability of pig industry

Meetings planned to discuss future sustainability of pig industry

In terms of the pig industry, the estimated break-even price for finished pigs is in the region of €1.60/kg. But...

October 8, 2021

ISPCA encourages public to report any animal welfare concerns

ISPCA encourages public to report any animal welfare concerns

The ISPCA is encouraging members of the public to continue reporting any animal welfare concerns that they may have. This...

September 15, 2021

CattleEye secures $2.5 million seed investment to launch autonomous stock monitoring system

CattleEye secures $2.5 million seed investment to launch autonomous stock monitoring system

Belfast-based livestock monitoring technology company CattleEye has closed a $2.5 million (€2.1 million) seed investment round. The money has come...

September 14, 2021

Teagasc and UCC host global animal welfare conference

Teagasc and UCC host global animal welfare conference

Teagasc and University College Cork (UCC) have partnered to host the eighth International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare...

August 16, 2021

Minister called on to ‘clarify intervention’ in DAFM prosecution

Minister called on to ‘clarify intervention’ in DAFM prosecution

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to “clarify why he has brought a...

August 14, 2021

Dogs seized from Cavan farm over suspected welfare issues

Dogs seized from Cavan farm over suspected welfare issues

A number of dogs were seized from a premises in Co. Cavan over suspected animal welfare offences, according to An...

July 28, 2021

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

A unique agri-tourism business promoting organic food, sustainable farming and processing is set to invest €7m and create upwards of...

July 25, 2021

Animal welfare grant scheme for charities opened for 2021

Animal welfare grant scheme for charities opened for 2021

The Animal Welfare Grant Programme for Registered Animal Charities for 2021 has been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Food...

July 5, 2021

CAP will incentivise upgrading of  animal-friendly facilities to achieve caged-farming ban

CAP will incentivise upgrading of animal-friendly facilities to achieve caged-farming ban

The European Commission has pledged to table a legislative proposal by the end of 2023, to prohibit – on a...

June 30, 2021

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

A petition signed by thousands of people across the island calling for a central register of animal cruelty offenders has...

June 28, 2021

Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

The first-ever chair of animal welfare and veterinary ethics at University College Dublin’s (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine was appointed...

June 18, 2021

Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regularly takes “continuing additional measures” to further enhance and safeguard animal welfare...

June 10, 2021

Caged farming in EU could be phased out by 2027

Caged farming in EU could be phased out by 2027

Caged farming could be phased out across Europe by 2027 according to the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee. It called on...

May 21, 2021

UK to ban live exports for slaughter in new law

UK to ban live exports for slaughter in new law

The UK will ban live exports of animals for fattening and slaughter as part of a new law on animal...

May 12, 2021

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

This week, MEPs debated a citizens’ initiative to ban the use of caged farming in the EU. The public hearing...

April 16, 2021