Sport horse
NEWS: Man jailed and banned in horse cruelty case
Isabel Hurley
Simon O'Dwyer Senior from Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny was banned from owning horses for life and sentenced to four years jail on multiple counts of animal cruelty
18 February 2022 Sport horse news
COMMENT: Getting lost in the backlash?
Sir Mark Todd found himself under the whip this week and while no form of equine abuse is acceptable, we have to strike a balance or risk getting lost in the backlash
3 January 2020 Sport horse news
COMMENT: Zero tolerance resolution
The new year is a time for resolutions and one which must be embraced by all is proactively tackling welfare concerns
NEWS: Court hears of Department's concern for 80 horses
A court case against west Clare farmer Martin Gerard Foley has been adjourned to November 29th next to allow him more time to dispose of 80 horses, writes Gordon Deegan
1 November 2019 Sport horse news
NEWS: Politicians call for action over horse welfare and identification
Need to review legislation highlighted by the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
21 June 2019 Sport horse news
NEWS: Identification and accountability issues highlighted
Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, hears of the need to ensure traceability of all equines and for all owners to be accountable
21 June 2019 Sport horse news
NEWS: Capital's cruelty cases keeps MLHR busy
The My Lovely Horse Rescue group have been busy dealing with numerous equine abuse cases in the Dublin city area
13 July 2018 Sport horse news
NEWS: Gardaí appeal over horse cruelty incident
Horrific online footage of a horse being dragged along a Co Tipperary road led to a public outcry with Gardaí reporting significant progress in their investigation
25 May 2018 Sport horse news
NEWS: More horse deaths in Tipperary
Horses continued to die on both the public roadway and the fields of Tipperary this week as locals call again for a horse warden to be appointed
6 April 2018 Sport horse news
NEWS: Demo planned on Dail to highlight equine welfare
Organisers plan to present Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with 10,000 signatures petition over equine abuse issue
2 March 2018 Sport horse news
NEWS: Action needed to end the killing fields
The bodies and bones of eight starved unidentified horses and ponies were found on the outskirts of Limerick city on St Valentine's Day
23 February 2018 Sport horse news
COMMENT: Thinking out side the box
Breeders have suggested a simple card system for all equines born in the country could help end the scourge of unidentified equines
16 February 2018 Sport horse news