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# Sheep

Last year
2022
# Moneygall
Gardaí investigating after dozens of sheep killed on farm in Co Offaly
The farm owner claimed the sheep were killed after being attacked by dogs.
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# resc-ewed
Irish Coast Guard rescues lamb that got stuck on Lambay Island cliff
The Irish Coast Guard said its 999 operations centre “got an unusual call” yesterday evening.
# worrying
Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks
The Irish Farmers Association wants to see controls implemented to tackle “irresponsible dog ownership”.
# bonzo's back
Agriculture minister relaunches 'Bonzo the dog' ad from 1984 to warn against sheep worrying
The ad was originally broadcast in 1984.
# Breakdown
Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.
# Dublin
Freckles - the 'luckiest sheep in north Dublin' - uses a custom wheelchair to get around the farm
The sheep lives on a volunteer-run farm in St Anne’s Park, Dublin.
# rescue operation
Thousands of sheep feared dead after ship capsizes off Romanian coast
Animal rights groups have criticised the sea transport of livestock.
# Mountnugent
Investigation launched into suspected theft of over 100 sheep from Meath farm
The suspected theft allegedly occurred between 10 and 13 June.
# sheer misery
Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion'
A representative of sheep farmers said that “all indications point to an impending total price collapse”.
# growing interest
This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op
Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.
# Lambing season
'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk
Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.
# grazing dangerously
'They don't respect the rules': A flock of Romanian sheep are nibbling away at US security
The farmer on the land had built a shelter for his sheep well before work began on the military site.
# clever ewe
Sheep can recognise Barack Obama and Emma Watson's faces from photographs
Researchers also found sheep were able to recognise their handlers in photographs.
# ballyholland
'This was quite a brutal act': Sheep ears cut off in violent Co Down attack
The PSNI are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
# james reynolds
National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.
# be vigilant
Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.
# Milking it
The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy
It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.
# BAAAD MOOD
Scientists work out how you can tell if a sheep's sad - just look at their faces
Father Ted’s Fargo Boyle was just one of the few to crack the code before the scientists could.
# not a baaad days work
Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain
But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.
# Wicklow Mountains
Dog walkers asked to stop using Wicklow Mountains after sheep killed
Similar calls were made in rural Kerry last August after 40 sheep were killed in on a West Kerry farm.
# Trade with Tehran
Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.
# ewe must be joking
A sheep was sheared live on the Late Late last night and nobody is quite sure why
We’ve reached peak Irish TV.
# Animal Cruelty
Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore
The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.
# predators
Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'
Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.
# Annascaul
Almost 40 sheep killed in dog attack on west Kerry farm
People are being warned to tie up their dogs.
# Fallout
30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.
# wool you believe it
VIDEO: Donegal man beats world record for shearing sheep in fastest time
He is the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion in fairness.
# superbowl ads
These singing sheep may have stolen the show at the Super Bowl
Forget the half-time show – it’s all about the ads.
# Tagging
Almost 90 complaints made about Late Late Show 'Lamb Carousel'
The segment on Friday’s showed newborn lambs hooked up to an invention and spun around.
# four legs good
There's a lamb and a puppy in Kilkenny and they're best friends
Meet Bear and Little Dorrit.
There are 550 sheep in this mind-bending picture of a snowy field
It’s the bloody dress all over again.
# Westmeath
Man arrested after dozens of cow and sheep stolen
75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken during the robbery.
# hairy shearer
Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared
The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.
# Dungannon
16 lambs with 'poisonous meat' stolen from Tyrone farm
The lambs would not be ready to enter the food chain for another six weeks.
# appeal
Gardaí are looking for your help in finding 75 stolen cattle and 25 sheep
The animals were stolen from a field in Westmeath this week.
# on the lamb
The DSPCA has taken custody of the sheep found in a block of Dublin flats
The inner city interloper was found in Oliver Bond Street flats, near Thomas Street.
# Heart Attacks
Lambs die after their ears are cut off in violent attack
This could make you very sad and/or angry.
# modern farming
WATCH: Sheepdogs could be joining the dole queue if herding drones take off
A sheep farmer in Carlow has tried out a very modern type of farming…
# shepherd's delight
A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep
Farmers do that now.
# Spring is Here
Dublin Zoo has some new additions (not the pigeon, obviously)
Look at them go!