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🐶 in the news (latest news first)

# Date Details Source
1 26.02.2023 mentioned in The Irish Sunday Times in regards to "Inside Ireland’s €120m puppy farm industry — where designer dogs sell to Singapore for €5,000" Link (Paywall)
2 25.01.2023 presents at the Perm. Rep. in Brussels at the workshop “Pet Breeding, Trade and Traceability: Challenges and the way ahead”. Link
3 18.01.2023 mentioned in regards to Dog Breeding Establishments by DSPCA's Education Officer Gillian Bird.
4 06.12.2022 referenced by media outles on the topic of restricted breeds in Ireland.
Irish Mirror
5 05.10.2022 partakes in International Companion Animal Welfare Conference
(ICAWC) in Sophia, Bulgaria.
6 14.07.2022 referenced in the reserach study "Understanding the dog population in the Republic of Ireland: insight from existing data sources?" by Simon J. More, et al. Link
7 30.03.2022 Oireachtas Committee - Regulations and Verification systems of online sales of Pets. This meeting is part of the Committee’s Post-Enactment Scrutiny of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013. Paul Savage, Founder of presenting. Link
8 26.08.2021 Online Puppy Trade made safer in Ireland - Four Paws International & show the first implementation of VeriPet the Model Solution for selling pets online. Link

  • 06.09.2020 - Eoghan McDermott duped by ‘friendly grandmother’ who sold dog from puppy farm - - Link
  • 22.12.2015 - ‘People are getting rid of dogs before Christmas’ - Irish Times - Link
  • 15.11.2015 - mentioned on

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Updated - 14.03.2023