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Buying dogs online could be banned under stricter dog control measures. A public consultation on a review of the current rules has been launched and people are being asked to give their opinion. Other issues like dog fouling and controlled breeds will also be considered. Leitrim farmer and IFA National…

The IFA wants stronger action to be taken to deal with the ongoing problem of marauding dog attacks on sheep flocks. IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey says that with the darker evenings and nights this time of year, dog attacks increase He says some of these attacks have been…

There are renewed calls for dog-owners to ensure their animals do not attack sheep. It follows a number of recent attacks on sheep in North Sligo and parts of Leitrim. Last week in the Rosses Point area outside Sligo, several lambs and a ram were killed by a black and…

Bundoran Tidy Towns volunteer committee has launched a campaign to prevent dog fouling around the seaside town. Posters will be displayed in businesses, free “poop bags” will be given from the tourist office, Supervalu and from dispensers located along popular walking routes, and there will also be an online campaign…

The head of the IFA in Leitrim is urging dog-owners to be aware at all times of where their dogs are. It follows what the organisation claims is the increasing problem of sheep-kills in the region. The biggest one in county Leitrim so far this year was when 35 sheep…