A 67-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty offences in relation to the running of a Dublin dog pound.
Donal Moroney of Ayrfield Drive, Coolock County Dublin has been charged with nine offences in total, all of which are alleged to have taken place between the 24th and 29th of July 2020.
Mr Moroney, who did not appear in person today, is the sixth person to be charged in relation to the alleged offences.
The former manager of Ashton Dog Pound on River Road in Castleknock is charged with permitting another person to kill and cause unnecessary suffering to two dogs by orally administering a euthanasia drug.
The drug is required to be given intravenously and, under the animal welfare act, it must be administered by a vet.
Gardaí allege the accused allowed a layperson to administer the drug.
Mr Moroney is also charged with two counts of obstructing a garda who was investigating the treatment and deaths of dogs at the pound.
One charge relates to failing to comply with the garda's requirement that a vet be called for a fawn-coloured akita.
All six accused are due to appear before the Dublin District Court again on November 5th.