GREYHOUND RESCUE Association of Ireland welcome the proposed Bill amendment to the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 which would provide a control on the export of greyhounds from Ireland – we congratulate TD Thomas Broughan on announcing this on March 21 2017. Read more
GREYHOUND RESCUE Association of Ireland call for any future sales/exports of greyhounds from Ireland to Argentina to be denied following the ban on greyhound racing in Argentina, announced November 2016. Read more
A GREYHOUND born in 2012 named Barney Rubble is a perfect example of what can become of greyhounds, exported from Ireland, lucky enough to end up in a rescue centre abroad. Barney Rubble is still registered in the Irish Stud-Book under the name of the owner/breeder, Seamus McCloskey – a partner of Hamilton Architects who, amongst other tracks, designed the Limerick Greyhound Track, opened in 2010, which carries controversies of huge debts, and welfare concerns that led to a re-design of the first bend in 2014. Read more
THE RECENTLY released dog control statistics from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government show a fall in the number of greyhounds destroyed in dog pounds, compared to previous years. Two hundred and three greyhounds, bearing identification tattoos are listed as being destroyed in dog pounds in 2015. However, this does not indicate a rise in greyhounds being homed, or a fall in the number of greyhounds destroyed each year in Ireland. Read more
DESPITE THE driving rain a total of one hundred and twenty seven dogs came out to Farmleigh, on Sunday 19 June, with their adopted owners to show support for the 6th Annual Walk for Greyhounds, hosted by Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland.
GREYHOUND RESCUE Association of Ireland will host their 6th Annual Walk for Greyhounds on 19 June at Farmleigh – Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Walk aims to further promote greyhound adoption in Ireland, which has gained growing, and continued, support from international celebrities – some of whom will be joining in on the day. Read more
RTÉ asked GRAI to provide an article about greyhounds as pets for their special pet issue of the popular weekly RTÉ Guide, and our PR Officer, Richard King, was quick to comply! Being featured in Ireland’s best selling magazine is a great opportunity to promote greyhounds as pets, as well as our upcoming Walk for Greyhounds on June 19th. Read more
The leading independent greyhound rescue and welfare organisations in England, Wales and Ireland have joined forces to call for action on the number of racing greyhounds being bred and entering the sport.
Update! As of 8pm May 12th, the 24 Irish greyhounds will not be flying to Macau! Due to public pressure and social media coverage, the greyhounds intended to fly to Macau tonight have been turned away. Their current location is unknown but we will update when we have further details.
Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland is alarmed and disappointed by news that 24 more greyhounds have recently left Ireland, destined for the Yat Yuen Canidrome racetrack in Macau. Read more