Irish-made comedy drama Animals will draw obvious comparisons to shows such as Fleabag, writesWhen Tyler finds flatmate and fellow party animal Laura tied to her bedposts following another hedonistic night out, she has one simple question. “Girls are tied to beds for two reasons — sex and exorcisms. Which was it with you?”
Professor Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc The debate on how agriculture deals with greenhouse gas emissions has intensified in recent months, with the publication of the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change; the government’s new Climate Action Plan; and the Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review, which had a special focus on agriculture, and analysed the impact of reducing the suckler (beef) cow herd by up to 50%.
Campaigning for animal protection, in Ireland as elsewhere, can be heartbreaking and frustrating especially when one considers the enormity of the challenge: Extremely cruel practices have been around for a long time and their very endurance and longevity is often posited as a reason for allowing them to continue.
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute claim that fish have passed the ‘mirror test’. Cleaner wrasse, just a few centimetres long, are the first of their kind to do so and must now be admitted to an exclusive animal club, to which only self-aware creatures belong, writes