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Questions are being asked over how a proposed dog ban on Donegal’s Blue flag beaches is going to be policed.   Dogs could be prohibited from going on Blue Flag beaches in Donegal next year, as new proposals could be brought forward to change the bye laws that apply to…

A Sligo Councillor who previously defended fox hunting by horses and hounds is now calling for the practice of dog-baiting to be made illegal. Dog baiting involves foxes, hares and rabbits being flushed out of dens by Terrier dogs, with lurcher dogs then chasing and killing the animals. At last…

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…