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Comment: Permanent ban on horse slaughter not the right approach
Caitríona Morrissey
Caitríona Morrissey looks at why banning horse slaughter in the aftermath of the RTÉ Investigates revelations is not the right thing to do.
16 June 2024 News
McConalogue suspends operations at horse abattoir
The Co Kildare slaughter plant is also subject to a legal notice detaining all carcases that presented for slaughter in the past week.
13 June 2024 News
Sinn Féin calls on Department to take control of horse abattoir
The Department must take over the running of the only horse abattoir in the country after the activities broadcast by RTÉ Investigates on Wednesday, according to Sinn Féin’s Claire Kerrane.
Investigations into horse welfare at slaughter after RTÉ programme
Footage shown in an RTÉ Investigates programme on horse slaughter is being treated ‘extremely seriously’ by Minister McConalogue.
13 June 2024 News
Straight from the 'Horse’s Mouth' in Co Sligo
“The practical knowledge and experience of farmers is an undervalued and underutilised resource in tackling current challenges like building nature back into farm enterprises” writes Brendan Dunford
Horse owners warned of passport pitfalls in ACRES
Horse owners trying to avoid steep foal registration costs, need to be aware of the implications for farm scheme payments.
29 May 2024 News
Irish Horse: seasons of change
Looking past the wet ground to the season ahead and celebrating social media fame for the new donkey additions to the farm, writes Christa Dillon.
8 May 2024 News
Techniques for advancing the onset of cyclicity in mares
Dr Grainne Cunningham DVM MRCVS from SES Equine Veterinary Services, discusses how your mares cycle and what options exist to help kick start your mare into cyclicity.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Good guidance, good horses and good coffee
Editor of the Irish Horse Helen Sharp introduces the 2024 Irish Farmers Journal Sport Horse Breeding Supplement and shares her thoughts on the value of trusted support for breeders.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Farmer Writes: you’ve got to have a dream
James Strain weighs up the pros and cons of concreting his yard.
20 February 2024 News
Irish Horse: a job for every horse
It’s been a tough week on the farm for Helen Sharp and she reflects on our enduring and changing partnership with the horse.
14 February 2024 Breeding
Regan buys 47ac farm in heart of Coolmore empire
Maurice Regan, founder of US construction firm JT Magen, has bought a residential farm a stone’s throw from John Magnier’s headquarters.
24 January 2024 News