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This week's long reads take a closer look at an exposé on a puppy farm, we breakdown the O'Higgins controversy, we look at how failure can turn success, and why are there so many TV reboots lately?
The ISPCA is calling on the Departments of Environment, Agriculture and local authorities to take definitive action against dog breeders who flout the law.
It comes after a BBC Panorama programme filmed inside one of the largest licensed puppy farms in the country in Co Cavan.
The show says most of the puppies there are destined for the UK market, and that "demand for certain breeds means puppies are being bred on a scale never seen before".
It says that one breeding dog can produce stg£5,000 (€6,393) worth of puppies a year. The farm in question has a licence for 300 breeding dogs.
The controversy around garda whistleblower claims has already forced the resignations of former justice minister Alan Shatter and ex-garda chief Martin Callinan.
And now Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan is facing calls to step down over reports that her legal team sought to undermine complaints brought by Maurice McCabe.
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Rejection can feel devastating which is why many of us tend to play it safe in business and in everyday life. But what if we told you that getting things wrong can often put you on the path to victory?
It feels uncomfortable to make a mistake - our self esteem gets a bashing, and we worry that we're simply not good enough. However, some of the world's most successful people have succeeded because they failed at some point in their careers.
Garda leaks have come under scrutiny again this week after a report into the handling of a TD’s arrest found that details of the incident were likely passed on to the media in an “unauthorised manner” .
A probe by Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) published yesterday concluded it was “probable” that information about Clare Daly's 2013 arrest had been leaked from within the force.
But the garda watchdog said it had insufficient evidence to warrant sending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
We're so used to cinema swiping up TV properties for big screen adaptations that it always seems a little weird when it starts to flow the other way.
Over the past week, all of the big US stations have been announcing which of their shows won't be returning, which shows have been granted leave of execution, and which newbies will be arriving on their Summer/Autumn schedules.
While some recent based-on-movies adaptations didn't do so great in the rating (both Rush Hour and Limitless were less than unmissable), on top of the list below, there's also Training Day and Cruel Intentions TV shows in the works.