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18 May 2018 21:52 Number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds down 40%

THE NUMBER OF dogs destroyed in Irish pounds has shrunk by 40%, according to new statistics. The latest dog control report released by the Department of Rural and Community Development, suggests that 916 dogs, not counting registered greyhounds) were put to sleep in Irish pounds in 2017, a 40% reduction from the 1,522 strays who suffered the same fate the previous

17 May 2018 20:28 Gardaí help police in Spain seize €3.4 million worth of cannabis destined for Ireland

GARDAÍ AND SPANISH police have seized cannabis worth €3.4 million in Malaga. The drugs were seized earlier this month following “a lengthy coordinated investigation” by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Spanish Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil. Five men were arrested in a location northwest of Malaga after the cannabis herb was seized 1

17 May 2018 13:45 Lahinch will host the Irish Open for the first time next year

The European Tour has today announced that the event will take place at the County Clare course from 4-7 July 2019. For the first time in its 91-year history, the European Tour event will be hosted by the County Clare course next year from 4-7 July. The decision was announced this afternoon following consultations with the tournament’s host, Ryder Cup-winning 1

17 May 2018 00:53 Rampaging feral goats tormenting motorists are a protected native species

At least two members of the herd of feral goats which has been rampaging through Ennis, Co Clare, in recent weeks have been identified as Old Irish goats — an ancient breed protected under the Convention of Biological Diversity. A herd of more than 20 goats has been tormenting residents and motorists in Ennis for the past month, and, according to Fine Gael councillor 1

16 May 2018 12:00 John Magnier’s Modigliani painting makes €120m

Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) was part of an exhibition of the Italian artists’ work which Parisian police closed on the day of its opening, such was the shocked response. At almost 5m in length, it was one of Modigliani’s largest works, and the guide price had been a record. The unknown buyer put the Italian into an exclusive club of artists whose 1

16 May 2018 11:00 Grand Slam winner Larmour handed first Leinster senior contract

The province have confirmed senior deals for 21 players ahead of the 2018/19 season. JORDAN LARMOUR HAS been rewarded for his brilliant breakthrough season with a first Leinster senior contract, while Vakh Abdaladze, Josh Murphy and Caelan Doris have graduated from the province’s academy. 20-year-old Larmour has made 20 appearances for Leinster this term and started 1

16 May 2018 07:23 Cup final hero Achille Campion on the way back to City

The French striker left City for the Windsor Park club in January. Campion scored three goals in 17 appearances for the Blues but now leaves David Healy’s side to return to the League of Ireland as he bids to revive his career at Turner’s Cross. “It’ll be interesting to see, when he comes back in,” said Cork City boss John Caulfield, speaking ahead of the Premier 1

15 May 2018 16:32 Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home

A superb effort from Ireland comes up just short at Malahide, as Pakistan win by five wickets. ALAS, A GAP too wide to bridge, but Ireland heroically and stoically played their part in a gripping Test match which ebbed and flowed and was still very much in the balance deep into the fifth day, before Pakistan retained their composure to maintain status 2

15 May 2018 07:30 Major disruption to DART and Commuter services and traffic volumes building

The rail disruption is expected to last throughout the morning. THERE’S MAJOR DISRUPTION to Dart and Commuter train services on the northside of Dublin city due to a tragic incident at Howth Junction. Emergency services are at the scene of the incident with Iarnród Éireann saying in a statement that the disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning 3

14 May 2018 20:05 HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died

THE HSE HAS said 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy have died. The previous figure was 17 women. In a statement released this evening, the HSE said 203 of the 209 women (or their families) whose smear test results could have been incorrect have been contacted. “Most women have at this stage been contacted and meetings either held or arranged 2