Dog Attack

Lambs and ewes killed in dog attack on Limerick sheep farm

Lambs and ewes killed in dog attack on Limerick sheep farm

A total of 10 ewes and lambs were killed as a result of a recent incident involving two stray dogs...

May 6, 2022

27 sheep killed in dog attack in Tipperary

27 sheep killed in dog attack in Tipperary

A sheep farmer in Co. Tipperary has appealed for greater enforcement of dog control legislation after 27 of his ewes...

April 28, 2022

Call to ban dogs from farmland and hills before summer

Call to ban dogs from farmland and hills before summer

Legislation is needed before the summer season to ban dogs from farmland and hills, according to an Irish Farmers’ Association...

March 1, 2022

Dog owner pays €6,500 to avoid jail following sheep attack

Dog owner pays €6,500 to avoid jail following sheep attack

By Gordon Deegan Controversial horse trainer, Stephen Mahon, has avoided jail after paying €6,500 compensation to a 67-year-old farmer left...

January 31, 2022

Call for bigger fines after Meath sheep attacked by dogs

Call for bigger fines after Meath sheep attacked by dogs

Bigger fines are needed as a deterrent against irresponsible dog ownership, according to the chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association...

January 17, 2022

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

A hill sheep farmer has said that a dog attack that left 20 ewes dead and more injured and missing...

December 22, 2021

Calls for ‘national database’ of owners to tackle dog attacks

Calls for ‘national database’ of owners to tackle dog attacks

Calls have been made for a “single national database for all dogs in the country” to help identify the owners...

August 31, 2021

2 dogs shot following vicious sheep kill in Wicklow

2 dogs shot following vicious sheep kill in Wicklow

Two dogs were shot after attacking, killing and injuring over 20 sheep in Co. Wicklow last week – with local...

August 24, 2021

Walkers urged not to take dogs onto the hills

Walkers urged not to take dogs onto the hills

Walkers have been urged not to take their dogs onto the hills by Mountaineering Ireland. The national representative body for...

February 7, 2021

‘Farming is a tough livelihood and should not be made tougher by irresponsible dog owners’

‘Farming is a tough livelihood and should not be made tougher by irresponsible dog owners’

“Farming is a tough livelihood and should not be made tougher by thoughtless, irresponsible dog owners,” are the words of...

January 7, 2021

Graphic: Lamb decapitated; sheep killed and injured in Laois dog attack

Graphic: Lamb decapitated; sheep killed and injured in Laois dog attack

A lamb was decapitated and in-lamb ewes were killed and injured in a vicious dog attack in Co. Laois in...

December 23, 2020

Over 20 lambs killed in Sligo dog attack

Over 20 lambs killed in Sligo dog attack

Over 20 lambs were killed in a dog attack in Co. Sligo in recent days, with an investigation underway at...

August 5, 2020

Garda investigation underway after bull is attacked by dogs and put down

Garda investigation underway after bull is attacked by dogs and put down

A Garda investigation is underway in Co. Tipperary after a pedigree bull was attacked by a number of dogs and...

June 9, 2020

Dogs found worrying sheep can be ‘shot on sight’ warns IFA

Dogs found worrying sheep can be ‘shot on sight’ warns IFA

In the lead up to the Easter bank holiday weekend, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) national sheep chairman Sean Dennehy has...

April 12, 2020

2 dogs shot after killing in-lamb ewes

2 dogs shot after killing in-lamb ewes

Two dogs have been shot following an incident which saw a number of in-lamb ewes killed in a dog attack...

March 24, 2020

Cow and calf attacked by pit bull terrier in Tipperary

Cow and calf attacked by pit bull terrier in Tipperary

A suckler farmer in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, has expressed his shock following a dog attack on his livestock on Sunday...

February 25, 2020

Over 3,000 sheep killed or injured each year by dogs – Gardaí

Over 3,000 sheep killed or injured each year by dogs – Gardaí

Members of An Garda Síochána based in the midlands have issued a clear warning to dog owners of the consequences...

February 25, 2020

Sheep killed in overnight dog attack in Kilkenny

Sheep killed in overnight dog attack in Kilkenny

A sheep was killed while another was injured in an overnight dog attack in Co. Kilkenny over the weekend. Liam...

February 24, 2020