Dog Attacks

Department considering rollout of ‘dog control notices’

Department considering rollout of ‘dog control notices’

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) is considering issuing notices to dog owners whose pets are found to...

May 26, 2022

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

A delegation from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has met with Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys to...

May 19, 2022

Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys is looking to increase the fine for livestock worrying following a...

May 13, 2022

Donegal Gardaí remind dog owners of dangers to sheep

Donegal Gardaí remind dog owners of dangers to sheep

Gardaí in Donegal are warning dog owners to keep their pets under control as lambing season is continuing for some...

April 11, 2022

Minister urged to expedite legislation to prevent dog attacks on livestock

Minister urged to expedite legislation to prevent dog attacks on livestock

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that there are a number of key messages from the recent case at...

February 8, 2022

Livestock worrying awareness campaign ‘important first step’ – IFA

Livestock worrying awareness campaign ‘important first step’ – IFA

Following the news this morning (Thursday, January 27) that a livestock worrying awareness campaign had been launched by the government,...

January 27, 2022

McConalogue and Humphreys launch dog attack awareness campaign

McConalogue and Humphreys launch dog attack awareness campaign

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys have launched...

January 27, 2022

Gardaí in Cavan and Monaghan stress sheep worrying reports

Gardaí in Cavan and Monaghan stress sheep worrying reports

Gardaí in counties Cavan and Monaghan have publicly highlighted recent reports of incidents of dogs worrying sheep. In a post...

January 15, 2022

Dog attacks: ‘Lack of enforcement leaves sheep flocks vulnerable’

Dog attacks: ‘Lack of enforcement leaves sheep flocks vulnerable’

A “lack of enforcement” from authorities is being blamed for a number of dog attacks on sheep over the Christmas...

January 6, 2022

ICSA calls for tougher legislation to stamp out dog attacks

ICSA calls for tougher legislation to stamp out dog attacks

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has called for the introduction of tougher legislation to help combat dog attacks...

July 19, 2021

Dog attacks: Patience ‘fast running out’ over need for ‘appropriate sanctions’

Dog attacks: Patience ‘fast running out’ over need for ‘appropriate sanctions’

Appropriate sanctions must be in place for those who fail to have their dog under control at all times, and...

June 18, 2021

‘Bonzo the dog’ advert ‘reimagined’ as McConalogue issues lambing season warning

‘Bonzo the dog’ advert ‘reimagined’ as McConalogue issues lambing season warning

A Department of Agriculture advertisement from the 1980s featuring “Bonzo the dog” has been “reimagined” for present day in relation...

March 11, 2021

Hill farmers criticise ‘state inaction’ on dog control

Hill farmers criticise ‘state inaction’ on dog control

The farm organisation representing hill farmers has said that the inaction by the government in delivering “meaningful” dog control measures...

February 12, 2021

Poll result: Should there be higher penalties for allowing dogs to roam?

Poll result: Should there be higher penalties for allowing dogs to roam?

The majority of people who took part in an impromptu AgriLand survey about dogs being allowed to roam on rural...

February 12, 2021

Graphic: 18 in-lamb ewes attacked in popular walkers spot in Sligo

Graphic: 18 in-lamb ewes attacked in popular walkers spot in Sligo

18 in-lamb ewes were attacked – and one killed – by a dog in an area of north Co. Sligo...

February 11, 2021

Poll: Tell us your thoughts about dog walking in rural areas

Poll: Tell us your thoughts about dog walking in rural areas

The issue of dogs roaming in rural areas and consistent dog attacks on sheep and livestock is an ongoing matter....

February 11, 2021

Gardaí: Over 3,000 sheep killed in dog attacks per annum

Gardaí: Over 3,000 sheep killed in dog attacks per annum

Members of An Garda Síochána have issued an appeal to all dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept under...

February 9, 2021

‘Fines of €100 are doing nothing to deter incidents of sheep worrying’

‘Fines of €100 are doing nothing to deter incidents of sheep worrying’

Tougher penalties for dog owners who fail to control their pets around sheep are needed, according to Sean McNamara, the...

February 8, 2021