Smiling faces were seen on both humans and hounds as hundreds gathered across Ireland to celebrate and promote greyhounds as pets. Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI) held their 8th annual Walk for Greyhounds in Farmleigh at Phoenix Park, Dublin, while a similar walk was organised simultaneously in Galway city. Held as part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk initiative, which this year saw several thousand hounds taking part on the same day around the world, the walks are aimed at informing the public about a breed often overlooked and misunderstood when considering a family pet. Read more
This year we are expanding our annual Walk for Greyhounds to two locations, Dublin and Galway, on the same day, Sunday 10th June 2018. Growing on the success of our seven previous years of the Walk in Dublin, which in 2017 saw a huge turnout with hundreds of dogs, we are aiming to spread the word further by adding the Walk through Galway city, to help raise awareness of greyhounds as pets. Both Walks are part of the Great Global Greyhound Walks initiative which seeks to get thousands of greyhounds out walking around the world on the same day. Why not join us for a family-friendly, informal day out with fellow hound enthusiasts in whichever location is most convenient! Read more
20 July 2017
FURTHER RESEARCH INTO greyhound exports has highlighted yet another breach in record-keeping relating to exported Irish greyhounds. Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland is concerned, having discovered that a greyhound exported to Pakistan continues to be registered in the Irish Greyhound Stud Book to breeder/owner Seamus McCloskey – architect of the Limerick greyhound track.
29 June 2017
CONCERNS ABOUT THE export of greyhounds from Ireland have again been raised with the export of ten greyhounds from Ireland to Spain this week. Read more
GRAI’s 7th annual Walk for Greyhounds is happening Sunday 11th of June at 2pm at Farmleigh in Phoenix Park, Dublin! Read more
22nd March 2017
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
18 November 2016
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
19 June 2016
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.