Editorial

The sting of a dieing wasp

August 21, 2018

Editorial:

14/August/2018 Kilkenny Greyhound track is to receive a grant of €1 million from Bord na gCon (The Irish Greyhound Board). The investment is included in… Read More ›

Phil drives a few more nails into the greyhound industry and then tries to spin it as something positive

July 19, 2018

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Phil Meaney is quoted in Talking Dogs today stating,”the business model for greyhound racing is changing and the IGB is embracing technology and developing new… Read More ›

Cork Laurels protest 16/06/2018

June 16, 2018

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The Rebel County is proving a difficult frontier for IGB. A growing frustration has developed among the natives as they grow tired of the failure… Read More ›

Sunday Times 27/05/2018: IGB admits that poor track maintenance was responsible for serious injuries.

May 27, 2018

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Mullingar greyhound race track had the highest rate of injuries and deaths for dogs in each of the past three years, a Sunday Times analysis… Read More ›

IGOBF meet with Ger Dollard, CEO of IGB

May 23, 2018

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14 May 2018 Meeting between IGOBF and CEO of Irish Greyhound Board IGB- Ger Dollard, Mike Murnane & Mairead Cullen IGOBF- Bill Murphy, Dave Cunningham,… Read More ›

Windfall for anyone that sold dogs through the official sales.

May 18, 2018

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Anyone that has sold a greyhound through a public sale in Ireland since 1987 is entitled to a refund if they have paid more than… Read More ›

IGB to start registration of racing pups

May 18, 2018

Editorial:

Page 32 of the IGB Strategic Plan has a very worrying aspiration for The Irish Coursing Club and its members. https://www.igb.ie/globalassets/strategic-plan-2018/igb-strategic-plan-2018—2022.pdf Racing Stud Book. Given… Read More ›

IGB unveils a 5 year strategic plan that is weak on ambition and strong on cronyism

March 24, 2018

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The reports recently published by the IGB are welcome in terms of transparency. The IGB’s strategic plan highlights seven objectives (pillars) which are positive but… Read More ›

Why was Geraldine “sacked”?

January 24, 2018

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Geraldine Larkin was appointed CEO of the IGB in July 2014 on a four year contract. Her willingness to listen and engage with greyhound owners… Read More ›

Billy overstays his welcome.

December 25, 2017

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Current CEO Ger Dollard has stated the following in the 2016 Annual Report The IGB treats recommendations as à la carte, you pick the ones… Read More ›