ALF Ireland 1778 - present

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          in Ireland  from  1778 - present day

circa 1783 - Co.Galway - Here Ye here Ye,Full with the Piss and Vinegar of youth, Richard 'Hair-trigger' Martin , MP for Galway, shoots and injures gentleman thug G.R.'fighting'  Fitzgerald in a duel.Martin also injured in duel.Their respective servants carried them off the field of battle.Martin challenged Fitzgerald to the duel because Fitzgerald had recently killed an alseitian dog belonging to a friend of Martins,Sir Altamont.(1)

Martin was centuries ahead of his time when it came to animal abuse.He was  known to have animal abusers rowed out to a tower on a tiny islet in the middle of Ballynahinch Lough until they repented for their misdeeds (2).He was particularly harsh on anyone who mistreated donkeys it seems.

'Fighting' Fitzgerald later hanged for murder in a seperate,unconnected incident.(3)

It would be another Nine Score and Three  (thats 183 years to you oiks) until the next recorded direct action for animals in Ireland.



Ballyinahinch Lough,Connemara, Co.Galway - Irelands first -and only thus far - animal abuser prison was the tiny castle on a lump of rock  in lough . 


1964 -Januaury,Northern Ireland,Co Antrim - persons unknown cut a large hole in cages holding hares due to be Coursed, forcing cancellation of the upcoming meet at Crebilly Coursing Club.Police speculate it was either the work of 'pranksters or someone opposed to bloodsports'.Crebilly Coursing Club will make many an appearenc in this Timeline.(1)


1982 - January ,Waterford - three masked men, one armed with a shotgun, raid Whitford Polo Grounds Coursing club, holding a security guard at gunpoint and releasing 40 hares from cages.(1)

October,Belfast - fur shop in city attacked twice over the month by ALF.(2)

November, Belfast - same fur shop and 1 mink farm daubed with paint and ALF symbol.(3)



1983 - August, Co.Down - 8 hens liberated from battery "farm" near Castlereagh.Damage also inflicted on premises.(1)


1984 - Febuaury,N.Ireland - fox-traps destroyed near Omagh.(1)

June,Dublin - Animal activists going under the name the Green Moles raid premises of the Eastern Health Board and liberate a number of guinea pigs and rabbits.Anti-vivisection slogans sprayed on walls of lab.Activists described filthy conditions the animals were being kept in to the media after the raid.The Green Moles do not show up again in the historical record.(2)

Belfast - Adverts for upcoming Game and Country fair damaged and covered in slogans.(3)

July,Waterford - 3 vehicles at a poultry farm in Cappaquin have paintstripper thrown over them by ALF ; 3 butchers shops damaged with graffiti and paintbombs ;  advert hoardings for turkeys spraypainted.(4)

August,Waterford - two unnamed local activists arrested and prosected for damaging butchers shops.These two anonymous individuals become the Republic of Irelands first animal activists to be prosecuted by the State.They were fined $30 each and ordered to pay costs.Later that month 7 butchers shops in the city have locks glued, paint thrown over them and/or windows smashed.(5)

September,Dublin - angling shop in city has locks glued up and paint thrown over premises.(6)

 October,Co.Cork - ALF release 85  hares being held in cages by local Coursing club in Ballyellis.(7)

November,Co.Armagh- Scuffles break out at Crebilly Coursing Clubs' Ulster Cup when animal activists blockaded  the Club .25 activists from the Belfast Animal Rights Movement held a sit-down at the enterance of the Venue and ignored police requsts to move so had to be dragged away forcibly.(8)


December,Dublin,Limerick and Kilkenny - stocks of Sunsilk shampoo removed from shop shelves  following a threat made to the media and police by the ALF claiming some products had been contaminated with bleach.Sunsilk,owned by Unilever, experiment on animals.(9)

December,Dublin - Animal activists claim, via, phone calls to the media,that they have poisoned turkeys on sale in shops in the run-up to Christmas.Police report they are taking this threat seriously.Thousands of turkeys from 35 quinnsworth stores are removed and inspected by experts who conclude the threat to be a hoax.Turkeys then returned to stores.(10)

December,Co.Antrim - scuffles with police break out when a 100-strong crowd of anti-bloodsports activists from the Anti-Bloodsports Society try to push through the police and blockade the enterance to the Crebilly Coursing event (again).No injuries but two arrests made.(11



Dungannon,N.Ireland - ALF hit same Coursing club twice in two nights- the first night they set free 40 hares ; the next night they return to tear down half the fencing around the Coursing field.(12)



1985 - January,Dublin - 3 animal abuse businesses were attacked in the Sandymount area of Dublin in the same night- windows smashed and slogans painted.(1)

Febuary,Cork - 15 different butchers shops have "Meat is Murder' painted in red on their walls and windows by a 'phantom gang' of animal rights activists in a well-coordinated night of action.(2)

March,Dublin- Vivisection lab at UCD is hit twice in one month - slogans daubed on walls and damage done to facility.Slogans against seal cull daubed on Canadian embassy.(3)

Waterford - slogans daubed on house of local hare courser.(4)

April,Dublin - multiple butchers shop windows' smashed by ALF.(5)

May,Waterford - 7 snares taken from woodland.(6)

Dublin - fur shop window smashed.(7)

August,Waterford - the famous 'Master McGrath' monument is vandalised with tar and feathers being poured over it.The monument was built by the local Coursing Club to commemorate a particularly successful Coursing greyhound from 100 years ago.Note left at monument threatening more action if  it's repaired.(8)

September, Mitchelstown,Co.Cork - ALF sabotage local Coursing field by spreading tacks and broken glass on the land.Captive hares also set free.(9)

November,Bandon,Co.Cork - ALF once again target local Coursing Club, spreading 100lbs of glass and 10lb of tacks on the field.Club forced to move location.(10)

December, Bandon,Cashel and Whitfield Coursing Clubs are all attacked by the ALF with glass and tacks again spread on land designated for Coursing events.Hundreds of hares released back into the wild and damage done to Coursers farm.(11)

Dublin - 3 butchers shops have windows smashed ; 4 trucks at an abbotoir damaged.(12)


1986 - January,Waterford - butchers shop damaged ;  home of local courser attacked.(1)

Dublin - 3 butchers and a fur shop in city centre have windows smashed.(2)

Kilkenny - ALF spread glass and tacks on Coursing fields in'army' of Coursing suporters arrived soon after the discovery of tacks to clear the field ,delaying the event by only 50 minutes.(3)

Febuary,Co.Cork - Violence flares at the annual National Coursing Cup in Clonmel when activists form a human bloackade across 2 of the 3  entrances to the car park of the stadium where the event was taking place.Bloodsports enthusiasts and Police attack the demonstrators.(4)


May, Kilkenny - Farmer who allows his land to be used by local Coursing Club has glass and tacks spread on his property.The Farmer goes to Court to seek damages for this action but loses when its discovered the sabotaged land was back in use within a few days - after exhaustive combing of the field by the farmer ; A nearby Coursing field in Ballyragget also sabotaged.(5)

June,- ALF repeat threats of more sabotage to anyone involved in Coursing via letters to the local media throughout he Country.Police state they are taking these threats seriously.(6)

September, Dublin-based newspaper the Evening Herald report extensivley on the growing number of ALF attacks around the country recently including : hundreds of hares released from a west Cork Coursing club ;  in Dublin a fur shop and butchers shop were stinkbombed and vandalised , two furriers in Dublin city had locks superglued for 4th time in a month plus KFC and multiple butchers shops have their windows smashed.Police estimate about 100 ALF activists in Ireland but only two prosecutions thus far.Anarcho-punks wearing ALF insignia in Dublin city centre arrested and questioned but no charges bought.(7



September, Co.Kilkenny - ALF spread glass and tacks on the land of a pro-coursing farmer.Glass also spread on nearby Seven Horses 7-acre coursing field.Farmer J.Drennan described the attackers as a"shower of madmen" and warned "shotguns will be pulled" if they attempt doing this again.Police later raid a home in Kilkenny town and state they've confiscated ALF propaganda.(8)



October,Co.Limerick -ALF sabotage coursing fields in Glin with glass and tacks.(9)

October,Co.Cork - A mob of bloodsports fanatics attack a group of ICABS members who were attending a coursing meet incognito.One of them was a locally elected Fine Gael councillor.They were there to discreetly witness but not protest the event and the crowd were unaware of their affiliations until  police approached them and identified the 5 as ICABS activists.The Coursing crowd then turned on them ,accusing the 5 of being ALF.Police had to escourt them away from the grounds under a barrage of insults,kicks and punches.(10)

November,Co.Kerry- Listowell Coursing  Club forced to relocate their annual meet to a secret out-of-town address after receiving threats from the ALF.(11)

December,Co.Kerry - ALF spread glass and tacks on Ballybeggan Coursing Club racecourse.Tacks painted grass-green to make them extra hard to discover.(12)

Belfast - 3 butchers shops have their windows smashed and a school animal house was raided and 7 rats liberated.Organiser of the Game and Country Fair has his car repainted and a fur shop in the city was spraypainted.(13)


1987 - January,Co.Limerick - ALF spread broken glass and tacks on land of Clounanna Coursing club.The club mount a round-the-clock vigil to prevent future attacks.(1)


January,Dublin - ALF phone police and claim to have planted two incendary devices in Switzers fur store in the city centre.Store and surrounding streets evacuated for an hour.Bomb squad are sent in.(2)


- Dublin- ALF pour petrol through the letterbox and set  alight at the offices of the Irish Meat Exporters Company.Walls of building spraypainted with slogans.Minimum damage caused.(4)

- Dublin - Incendary device destined for a fur farm in Co.Laois is intercepted at the General Post Office when the ALF phone the GPO warning of the package - the activists were concerned it might go off at the GPO prematurely.Bomb squad called in, city centre closed for 2 hours.Device erupts into flames when the bomb squad try to diffuse it.(5)

- Co.Limerick,Cloununna Coursing Club once again visited by the ALF and has tacks spread on 8 of its fields.The Irish Coursing Cup is due to take place here soon.Security beefed up.(6)


-Dublin city centre - ALF phone in bomb threats at multiple locations around the city.One suspect device found but army bomb disposal robot unable to remove device, which turns out to be a telephone book in christmas paper wrapping.Police admit having trouble apprehending the activists- "the ALF are a very mysterious group" the police state.(8)

-Dublin city centre- USIT travel agency has windows smashed because they were promoting bullfighting trips to Spain.(9)

Belfast- 9 shops - mostly butchers - have locks glued and windows smashed.(10)

Febuary,Dublin- ALF set fire to 2,000 bales of hay at a farm in Swords.Family who own farm were in the newspapers recently for shooting 3 alsatian pups who were on their land.(11)

 Co.Cork -ALF spread tacks on land that had recently been used by a local Coursing club in Clonakilty.(12)

March, Dublin -  ALF burn down a storehouse belonging to the Deptartment of Agricultures' Pig-Testing station.Fire brigade manage to contain fire to this one building (13) ; Also in Dublin city a fishmongers van was paintstripped twice and a medical research laboratory in Beaumont was trashed causing $35,000 in damages.Medical research rooms were destroyed as were some vehicles.(14)


May, Dublin - Hylands butcher shop petrol bombed with two devices.This is the shops third visit from the ALF recently.The Butcher suggested the shop is targetted because of the many alleyways in the area, making it easy to escape.That, and the fact they have tortured animal carcass on display in their window.(16)


June, Dublin - The Pat Kenny radioshow interview two balaclaved members of the ALF about the recent wave of attacks in Dublin city.The Activists claim they are in touch with ALF UK and have secured incendary devices as used to devestating effect in shops all over the UK.The Minister for Communications orders a report into why RTE were giving airtime to the likes of the ALF.(17) ; Butchers shop winow smashed in Glasnevin.(18)


July - ALF claim to have contaminated random bottles of Wella shampoo in stores around the country .Wella has connections with  commercial-use vivisection.Product removed and restocked with new product.(19)

Belfast - Pork delivery van covered in glue and paint ; KFC in city has its windows smashed.(20)

August,Belfast - Butchers shop, a fast food restaurant and a meat delivery van all have windows smashed.(21)

October, Co.Cork - ALF set fire to 300 bales of hay and an outbuilding at a farm believed to be involved in hare coursing.Wrong farm was chosen, their intended target was the adjacent farm.(22)


Belfast - ALF start fire at Associated Egg Packers Co. on outskirts of city.Police manage to control blaze.(25)

November,Co.Westmeath - Farmer Brendan Farley, Secretary of local Coursing Club, receives a letter from the ALF threatening arson and violence against him and his property if he continues his involvement with the Club.


April,Dublin - ALF claim reponsibility for a spate of attacks on butchers shops around the city centre-  three butchers shops in Lennox street and Sutton street have windows smashed and paint bombs thrown all over them.(3)



June, Co.Cork - Pro-Coursing farmers in the region receive letters from anonymous animal activists threatening sabotage of their land if they persist in their 'sport'.Macroom Councillor Nora Murphy condemns the threats in the local media.Unusually, the letters also threaten physical violence to any farmers  who get in the activists' way.(4)

September, Co.Limerick - ALF contact local media to state they have once again spread tacks on the lands of the Estate of the Earl of Glin due to his continued involvement in coursing.Gardai are investigating.(5)

October,Co.Wexford - "Master McGrath" coursing statue of a prize-winning greyhound last century unveiled at Ballymacmagee after twice being redecorated by the ALF - paint and then tar and feathers were thrown over the statue in recent attacks.$2000 was spent on cleaning the statue up.(6)


1989, March,Ulster, Mr Albert Titterington, organiser of Ulsters Games and Country Fair claims a campaign of hate and harrassment has been waged against him and his property by the ALF.Over 300 seperate incidents have been recorded, ranging from hoax call outs from the fire brigade, ambulance service, taxis, pizza delivery, you name it,'he' ordered it- to vandalism of his property.The constant attention has forced Mr Titterington to move house and go ex-directory from the phone book.(1)



Belfast - Two Belfast men - David Cusick and Edward Gilmore - arrested and accused of firebombing a car belonging to a foxhunter and held in custody.(2)

May, Dublin - A McDonalds in Dun Laoighaire is closed when ALF phone in a bomb scare to a local Garda station.Police believe it to be a hoax but shut store down for a search anyway.Police also search other branches of McDonalds in the area.(3)

August, Dublin - ALF send threatening letters to two officials from the Dept. Of Agriculture demanding the Department stop leasing land to Coursing clubs.(4)


September, Co.Waterford - Sir Hugh Downey of the Whitfield Estate in Waterford stops allowing the local Coursing club using his land after receiving threatening letters from the ALF.Club forced to find new venue.(7)

December,Belfast - ALF claim to have 'spiked' L'Oreal products with paint stripper in retaliation for the companies continued use of animals in commercial research.Products with ALF warning stickers placed on them turn up in shops in Lisburn and Belfast.Threat speads south of the border and leading stores withdraw L'Oreal products from their shelves in a major operation (9); Also in Belfast, ALF attack a fur shop and a leather shop in the city centre - paint thrown over properties and "blood dealers' written on walls.(10)



April,Belfast - ALF spike L'Oreal hair products again - 8 tampered devices show up at stores across Ulster with notes of warning attached to them.Stock withdrawn and shops on high alert across the Country.(1)

May ,N.Ireland - ALF burn down a hut used by  Crebilly Coursing Club.(2)

July, Belfast - ALF damage vehicle and billboards belonging to the Ballymena Game and Country Fair organisation.(3)

September,Co.Tyrone - Oaks Park Statdium in Dungannon set on fire by ALF, causing $250,000 in damages.Stadium out of action for months.(4)

 - ALF repeat  warnings via media to greyhound tracks all over the country to stay away from Coursing events or face sabotage.(5)

Munster - ALF threaten to poison water supplies to Cork,Kerry and Limerick counties if the upcoming Coursing season goes ahead.Cork County Council and Gardai state they are taking threat 'very seriously'.(6)

October, Cork - Cork County Council cut off water from 600 homes north Cork when residents there complain of 'unusual tasting' water.Samples taken show a slight excess of chlorine but thought to be a coincidence.No further taken.(7)


Cork city - ALF phone in a number of bomb threats to city police, media and the targetted businesses - fast food establishments in the city centre.Cork Jazz Festival was in full swing so only a limited search was initially carried out but but when a suspect device containing wires , a timer and battery was discovered by staff at one of the restaurants 3 hours after the phone threats, the city centre was immediately emptied for hours as the army disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion.Presidential campaigner Austin Currie was doing a campaign walkabout at the time  and was also quickly evacuated.

The Army reckon the device they vaporised might have contained up to 2lbs of explosive.Police are looking for an 'old woman in black clothing' who handed staff the device.(8)


November , Gardai announce a major two-month probe into increasing ALF activity across the Republic, in particular the posting of over 80 threatening 'poison pen' letters to Coursers by the ALF.Police claim,with absolutley no evidence, they have 'smashed' an ALF campaign to 'intimidate' bloodsports enthusiasts.(9)

November,N.Ireland - Hunt Saboteurs Association announce their formation on the island, stating their intent to save foxes from the sadistic clutches of the bloodsports fraternity.This is the beginning of hunt sabotage in Ireland.(10)



December,Limerick - ALF post turkeys with rat poison injected into them to the Limerick Leader and claim they have poisoned random turkey carcasses in shops across the country.Police are taking the threats 'very seriously'.(11)

Co.Antrim - ALF visit home of man involved in hare coursing and grafitti and throw red paint over his property.(12)


1991, January,Belfast - ALF attack 3 seperate fur shops in city center twice each in January and Febuary.(1)

Febuary,Co.Antrim - 25 Hunt sabs disrupt Killutagh foxhunt twice this month - the first time was marred by violence against the saboteurs who decided to respond by repeating their disruption.(2) ; ALF attack two furriers in the centre of Belfast,smashing windows and daubing paint on the walls and glueing up locks.(3)

March,Ulster- AlF set fire to an empty shed at Harriet Vale Poultry farm.10 chickens also taken from farm.Offices of 'farm' also trashed.This is the farms third attack in 10 years.(4)

Ulster- ALF attack Fairview farm for holding  a  'point-to-point' race to raise funds for local hunting club.$1000's in damage done - marquees burned and ripped with knives.(5)

April,Ulster - ALF target a farm on outskirts of Belfast - bales of hay set alight, tractor and potatoe harvester destroyed.(6)

July,Ulster - ALF attack property of the North Down foxhunt- windows smashed and slogans daubed on property.(7)

Ulster -ALF claim to media that they are in possession of plastic explosives with which to carry on their campaign of disruption to the animal abuse industries.The group state they've had a very successful year with 17 attacks carried out thus far, including recent petrol bomb attacks in Derry,Limavaddy and Cookstown on three pubs for their support of bloodsports.(8)

July, Ulster - ALF set fire to a butchers shop in Newtownards,Belfast.Windows of leather shop also smashed in city centre.(9); ALF set fire to a refridgerated meat truck in CarryDuff.(10) 

Ulster - ALF liberate hens from a factory 'farm' outside Cookstown.(11)

August,Belfast - ALF burn down 3 empty battery farm units and take turkeys from a fourth unit.(12)

Belfast - City centre closed off for a day when ALF phone in  a firebomb warning, claiming two devices have been planted in J.Braddell & Son's Gun and Fishing shop.One device found and bomb disposal squad make it safe.(13)

Ulster Unionist Party MP J.Taylor urges the State to proscribe the ALF, stating the groups activities  could " lead to the loss of human life".This follows an up-tick in ALF activity in the provence recently, the latest ALF attack causing $6000 in damages to Lough Cowey fishing club.(14)

September,Ulster - ALF burn out a vehicle and caravan used by Dungannon Coursing Club.(15)

October,Ulster - UK Secretary of State Brian Mawhinney rejects recent UUP MP's appeal to proscribe the ALF under the Emergency Powers Act, stating the police have the required powers to deal with the threat the ALF pose (16) ; 5 people suspected of being in the ALF arrested and questioned about recent surge of activity - one, David Nelson, held on bail.David is charged with two charges of planting incendary devices, one chargeof planting a petrol bomb underneath a car, criminal damage and 5 counts of arson.He was already on a suspended sentence when arrested so bail was denied.

Charges of arson brought against the other 4 regarding 10 attacks over the last 18 months.

A 50-strong team of detectives  had been following the defendants over the previous 3 months before raiding their homes.

Also in Ulster,encouraged by the HSA, a group of 120 Co.Down farmers form an anti-foxhunting pressure group called FROTH (Farmers Raising Objection To Hunting) to campaign against illegal tresspassing by local foxhunts.The farmers have had enough of repairing infastructure damaged by the rampaging huntsmen and their followers.Interestingly the foxhunts publicly state this to be way more of a threat to their hunting than sabotage.(17)

November,Ulster - Boots the Chemist remove all bottles of lucozade from all 14 of their stores in Northern Ireland due to a claim of poisoning by the ALF (Boots are involved in commercial animal experimentation) (18)  ; female hunt saboteur assaulted at Red Hills during a hunt by the Iveagh Harriers.(19)


watch 1991 BBC Public Eye documentary about the ALF in Northern Ireland/UK from this time here: HYPERLINK 

1992,May,Belfast - Dave Nelson gets 3.5 years in the Maze prison for charges of arson and criminal damage to property belonging to bloodsports fanatics and factory farms.Two others also recieve prison sentences - Alistar Mullen and Graeme Cambell receive 2 years each for similar charges. These three activists, all from the same ALF cell, become All-Irelands first animal rights prisoners.(1)

After 6 months inside, Grame appeals his sentence and the two Judges hearing his appeal considers his two-year sentence "too heavy" and suspend the sentence instead, meaning he is freed immediately.(2)

June, Dublin- Two butchers shops in Palmerstown have paint thrown over them and slogans daubed on walls.(3)


1993, December, Belfast - City cente McDonalds has windows smashed and locks glued by ALF.(1)


1994, January, Cork  - ALF contact Evening Echo to promise a fresh wave of direct actions against Coursing Clubs across the Island.Police set up 24-hr guard at home of greyhound trainer Ger McKeenan after he personally receives death threats from animal rights activists.McKeenan had recently featured in a BBC documentary where he was caught 'blooding' young hounds - i.e. he was throwng live hares to hungry pups to condition ("blood") them to attack hares (1).This is illegal but widely practiced through the Coursing world as its the only way the hounds can be trained to chase hares.Similar practices happen in most bloodsports.Hares and foxes are not natural prey to these dogs.

McKenna later barred for life from the English Greyhound Darby because of this.



Ulster - Kevin Carson , a hunt saboteur , starts legal proceedings against a member of the Newry Harriers after being assaulted by him.This is the first civil case against a hunt in Ireland, north or south.(2)

Febuary,Ulster - ALF post a wave of incendary devices to bloodsports targets across the UK and Republic Of Ireland.(3)

March,Co.Tipperary - ALF post parcel bomb to HQ of the Irish Coursing Club in Tipperary.Recent revalations on TV of the Irish Coursing Club regularly feeding hares strapped to poles to hungry greyhounds inflames public opinion.(4)

May,Ulster - ALF set fire to a building belonging to Queens University Psychology lab, presumably for experimenting on animals.(5)

July,Ulster- ALF target house of the Master of the County Down staghounds but attack his fathers house by mistake , himself a retired huntsmaster.(6)

Ulster - the Belfast Telegraph report that Northern Irish hunt saboteurs have been teaching Republic Of Ireland activists the art of hunt sabotage.Dublin activists have also been out sabbing with their counterparts in the North so as to gain first-hand experience in the techniques of effective sabotage.40 activists from across the Republic attend a weekend seminar on hunt sabotage in prepartion for the upcoming foxhunting season in September.Up to 100 activists intend sabbing hunts all over the South.(7)



Ulster - ALF claim to have sent 3 parcel bombs in the post to individuals involved in the Game and Country Fair at Shanes castle.(8)


October,Cork - Police contacted by a major shipping company when they recieve a parcel in  the post with stickers on the parcel promoting animal welfare.The company beleived it to be a bomb as they had been attacked by the ALF recently over their involvement in the live export trade.When police inspected the suspect device they discovered it was merely a campaign video sent to them by Compassion in World Farming in the hope it would dissuade the company from further involvemnt in live export.(10)

September - first wave of foxhunt saboge begins in Republic Of Ireland, with hunts in Dublin and Galway receiving regular attention from saboteurs.Violence from mounted huntsmen at first Galway Blazers foxhunt sabotage, with activists being whipped and horses used as battering rams against sabs.Nevertheless sabotage succesful and hunt left confused and 'outfoxed'.(11)



1995, January, Galway- major incident at Galway Blazers hunt when the hunt turn on sabs and engage in a prolonged , and premeditated, attack on sabs, trying to overturn vehicles, damaging cars belonging to the sabs and physically assaulting any sab they could get their hands on.Local hunt supporters join in the assault.Sabs have camera equipment stolen.Most of this takes place in full view of the 6 police present.The cops refuse to intervene or assist sabs, and refuse to present evidence to the IPC, stonewalling the attempted prosection against the Blazers by the saboteurs.(1




Belfast ,- ALF plant firebombs in Woolworths and Habitat in city centre.British army bomb disposal diffuse both devices.(2)



July,Co.Down - ALF post a hoax bomb to a live animal exorter,Mr. Sam Smyth of Crossgar,Downpatrick.A suspect device in a jiffy bag was dealt with by bomb disposal.Mr Smyth has received numerous threats in the recent past from animal militants and police advised him and all others involved in the export trade to be on alert.(4)


1996, March,Ulster - RUC inform Gardai that an ex-loyalist paramilitary-turned ALF activist is planning to bomb any port involved in live animal export ,north or south of the border.Gardai heighten security in ports across the country as a result.(1)

August - UK and Irish ALF both phone in calls to media threatening sabotage on any port involved in live export.Cork port singled out as first to be attacked should this trade resume.(Live exports had been put on hold due to the outbreak of Mad Cow disease (BSE).(2)

ALF also name specific companies they are targetting.These companies hire Private Investigators to track animal rights activists.(3)


September,Cork - A live export ship has a petrol bomb thrown on to its deck in what police initially think is an ALF attack.Turns out it was done by a local prostitute and her 'John' in a dispute over payment with some of the crew on board.Fire quickly brought under control.Bomb narrowly misses tons of very flammable hay on the ship.Sailors,eh?cant take'em anywhere.(5)

Media report UK police still sharing details on UK animal activist with Gardai.(6)


1997 January,Co.Waterford - local saboteurs are joined by 23 sabs from the UK and descend on the annual foxhunt at Kilmeaden.Gardai get wind of arrival of UK sabs and stop their transit van en route to the hunt meet point - cudgels and whips confiscated from the saboteurs.Despit this the day quickly becomes violent and a battle between balaclaved sabs and hunt support becomes known locally as the Battle of Houghtons Cross .Stones,clubs,whips and boots used by both sides despite a strong police presence.Five sabs are injured,one hospitalised but later self -discharges. (1) One UK sab was arrested for possession of offensive weapon - a whip - and bailed but never returned to face charges.Judge orders a bench warrant for his arrest.(2) Hunt left in dissary. The hunts Master,Nigel Cox,is a convicted criminal following an incident at a hunt in the UK in 1985  where he shot at a hunt sabs van and received a 3-month suspended sentence as a result (3).The Irish Master of Foxhounds spokesman J. Norton called on the State to be more strigent with animal rights protesters yet fails to mention Cox's previous criminal history.(4)



March,Co.Kilkenny - Ten hunt saboteurs get in an altercation with supporters of the North Kilkenny foxhunt at Gathabawn.Police are called to the scene - The Saboteurs had successfully split the hunting pack using the 'Gizmo" and horn calls, enraging the hunt who blockaded the sabs in their vehicle for the 20 minutes it took the police to arrive.The hunt support dissappeared as soon as they saw the police.(5)


April,Co.Cork - Compassion In World Farming, a group not usually known for its  surreptiticous activity, sneak a camera into a formal tour of the Teagasc pig breeding research facility to record the suffering of the animals there.The pigs are kept in tiny stalls and teathered by rope.The research centre investigates ways to squeeze more and more out of the animals so farmers can maximise profit.CIWF use the video as part of their 'Freedom for Irish Sows' campaign.(6)

August,Co.Meath - hunt saboteurs manage to secretly film the digging out of a fox gone to ground, an illegal act and one formally condemned by the hunting sector though commonplace.The dig-out takes place at the request of the notorious Ward Union hunt and causes public uproar.(7) - short film about fox dig-outs


1998,Febuary,Ulster - ALF post letter bomb to a solicitors office in Lurgan,Co.Armagh.Solicitor involved in local hunt.Device fails to go off.(1)


1999 - Febuary,Co.Carlow - 8 sabs manage to sabotage a local foxhunt in Bagenalstown so successfully that the hunt abandon chasing any foxes and turned on the sabs instead.Sabs withdrew in 2 vehicles but one vehicle got hemmed in by 3 rangerovers full of outraged huntsmen.An altercation ensued, with one sab getting dragged out of his vehicle and the car keys stolen.The huntsmen then dissappered.The keys were later found nearby on a wall.Sabs shaken but unharmed.(1)




2001, January,Co.Galway, - Irelands third largest Coursing club has all its hares stolen by another Coursing club, forcing them to cancel their meet.Untrustworthy lot those Coursers.(1)

Co.Offaly -Police called to scene of confrontation between 10 saboteurs and the Streamstown Harriers.(2)

December,Limerick - ARAN and CALF activists storm the Ryan hotel who have leased a room to Barnardos furriers for the weekend.The 5 activists locked themselves together in the hotel lobby at 6pm and began chanting anti-fur slogans.Meanwhile activists from around the country jammed the phonelines of the hotel to further drive the message home.Stinkbombs wre also set off.No arrests were made.(3)



2002 - November,Co.Meath -   a male fox hound belonging to a Country Meath Hunt was liberated and rehomed. This dog, when seen by a vet, was covered in ticks, fleas and lice and  had lumps all over his body. The dog has now settled in happily with his new family.(1)


2003, January,Co.Meath - 4 anti-hunt demonstators from the Association of Hunt Saboteurs are attacked by a vile mob of bloodsports fanatics at Kells,Co.Meath.Banners are torn down and punches aimed at them by the enraged mob.Police refuse to take any action,either during the assault or afterwards.(1)



Febuary, Co.Offlay - ALF release 1000 mink into the wild from a mink fur farm in Laois.Extensive viseo footage also taken and sent to aboveground animal rights groups for further disemination.(2)

June,Co.Kildare - ALF destroy 40 squirrel traps that were set up by the EPA and the Zoological Dept. of Trinity College,Dublin.(3)

Dublin - Circus Vegas, who are touring Ireland at the moment, had their signs pasted with 'Cancelled' stickers  and other signs were removed. One large sign was sprayed with the initials 'A.L.F.'(4



July,Co.Dublin -communique from the ALF - ' Circus Vegas was paid a visit by the ALF during it's stay in Celbridge. Direction signs and advertising posters were removed. Large metal signs had red paint poured over them and one of their trucks had brake-fluid thrown across it. Signs were pasted around the Cellbridge area, by the ALF, informing local residents of the reasons why they should boycott this circus.'(7)


2004, January,Co.Kildare - ALF liberate 2 hens from a factory farm.The owner bizarrely claims the hens would probably have died 'within half an hour' after being liberated.He doesn't explain how or why.The activists name the birds Ginger and Rocky after two characters in the recent 'Chicken Run' movies.(1)

Four anti-hunt protesters are once again attacked by memnbers of the Meath Hunt in full view of police who remained passive throughout the attack.(2)

April,Meath - The AIB bank formally withdraw all financial and moral suport for the Ward Union Staghunt following media pressure from the Association of Hunt Saboteurs.(3)

June,Co.Meath - communique from the ALF - "The Vegas Circus  had an unexpected visit from the ALF last night. Before their performances even started all of their promotional and directional signs were removed and destroyed. These signs were mostly on main roads, some being over eight foot long."(4)

October,Limerick - ALF damage huge bilboads inside Greyhound stadium for its support of Coursing.(5)

Mallow,Co.Cork - On the opening night of the Dare Devils circus in Mallow , ALF activists completely remove and destroye huge billboards and posterboards advertising the circus.(6)

November,Dublin - The ALF entered Shelbourne Park Racing track undetected in broad daylight and blocked up the toilets in the main building. This action was in protest at the slaughter of thousands of Greyhounds at the hands of Bord na gCon.(7)

December,Dublin - Signs advertising Fossets circus in Booterstown were pasted with 'cancelled' stickers.(8)

Monknewtown,Slane - ALF rescue ten turkeys from a Russels breeding farm.Farmer denies raid happened.(9)

Kildare - Eight  chickens were taken from Enfield Broiler Breeders in Allenwood South.(10)

Limerick -  ALF scale high fenced walls and enter a wild bird holding cell in limerick city. These wild birds  would have eventually being either bred or sold on. ALF open the cages and free all birds.(11)


2005, January - ALF contact national media and repeat their threats of sabotage, including arson,  against all who actively support Coursing.(1)

Co.Tipperary - an ALF unit  attacked the hare-coursing venue, Powerstown Park Racecourse in Clonmel.In a two-hour operation, ALF members spread nails and tacks on the hare-coursing field of the racecourse and at the entrance to the venue. A number of incendiary devices were also placed around the racecourse.The ALF spokesperson said  further attacks were planned on this venue in the run up to the National Hare Coursing Finals.The spokesperson said that war had been declared on animal abusers in Ireland.(2)

Febuary,Co.Dublin - Two large twenty foot long signs advertising the Fingal Harriers Hunt were removed from fly-overs in County Dublin.(3)

May,Co.Dublin - Shooters arrived back to their cars  to find their locks had been superglued and paintwork had been keyed with the initials "ALF". This is the second warning they have received.(4)

Dublin - "exotic" butchers in Terenure has its locks filled with superglue gel ; butcher's van in Ballinteer was covered in paint stripper.(5)

Dublin - A fishing/shooting store in Lucan was targeted by the ALF  . The shutters, which display a badly painted scene of fishing and shooting, have now been artistically altered with bright red paint displaying the initials "ALF".Locks also glued.(6)

June,Kildare -Over 70 Circus posters torn down,Dare Devil circus vandalised ; A farmers field that the Circus were due to use had its enterance gate locks glued up.(7)

July - national paper Sunday Independant report ALF activists have begun spying on senior employees of two major animal research companies in Dublin (Glaxo Smith-Kline and Myeth Co.).(8)

 Dublin - house of a well known fur shop owner in Rathfarnham was visited. A Volvo car was covered in paint stripper.(9)

August,Limerick -Three goats removed from a traveller halting site in Limerick city. The animals  have being placed in a safe, secure home away from the  miserable life they had up until then.(10)

Dublin - Two cars containing fishing gear were damaged whilst they were left parked at the harbour. (11)

October,Dublin - Circus posters promoting Circus Vegas destroyed.(12)

Dublin - A bookies shop in County Dublin has its locks superglued 'in protest at the exploitation and abuse of both race-horses and Greyhounds for racing.'(13)

November,Co.Meath - ALF damage vehicle and property of Irelands only exporter of the European Common frog for use in experiments throughout Europe.The frog farm owner,Denis McCarthy, expressed dismay at the attack in the media, stating he had been in touch with the ALF via an intermediary and "I was under the impression they would leave me alone as i'm winding my business down" he said.He was wrong it seems.(14)

December,Dublin - - ALF paid a visit to Barnardos Furriers.Red paint was poured all over the locks and shutters.On the same night, ALF members paid a visit to a butchers shop near Stephens Green and poured red paint through its letter box.Also, a nearby hunting supply shop has locks glued and its shop front was redecorated in red paint.(15)

Limerick - ALF daub red paint all over the  doors and deface the signs of a hunting, shooting and fishing store in Limerick city.(16)



2006 - Januaury,Waterford - ALF report they have been systematically removing hundreds of badger snares set by the Dept. of  Agribusiness over the last 6 months.(1)

March,Dublin - In the early hours of March 28th the ALF visited the home of Caroline Barnardo and paint stripped her car. Caroline Barnado owns Barnardo Furriers, Dublin's oldest, and most frequently attacked, fur shop. (2)

April,Co.Dublin - Fossetts Circus in Leixlip have their signs removed and destroyed.On the same night a Hunting/Fishing shop in Lucan has it's locks glued. and 'ALF' sprayed across the front of the shop.(3)

May,Dublin - 100 circus signs belonging to Duffy's Circus are destroyed.(4)

June,Dublin- more circus signs defaced and destroyed.(5)

August,Co.Waterford - circus signs destroyed in Tramore."this is in retaliation for beating up a 76 year old woman protestor recently ." said the ALF communique in reference to a recent assault by circus thugs on a protestor at a previous location.(6)

Dublin - Over sixty circus advertising signs are destroyed belonging to Circus Sydney during their stay in Balbriggan.This circus abandoned a monkey for a week in a van without food, also this circus has attacked protestors on four seperate occasions.(7)

October ,Co.Dublin -  4 large advertising signs for the Ward Union Point to Point are destroyed with paint ; Over 60 signs belonging to Circus Hoffenburg erected on the Navan Road  are removed and destroyed.(8)

Co.Meath - Over 40 Advertising signs for The Royal Russian Circus are destroyed or removed. (9)

Co.Carlow - A Bookmakers in County Carlow has its locks glued in retaliation for the cruelty involved in the racing Industry. 'ALF' sprayed on its windows ; Butchers shop belonging to an abbatoir owner has its walls covered with red paint. This is the third time this premises has been damaged. (10)

December ,Dublin - hunting and shooting shop  has its shutters covered in paint.(11)

Dublin - ALF visit Barnardo furriers and Rohu furriers  on two occassions and all their locks are superglued shut, all locks have to be replaced ; Also one furrier has some redecoration work done on their shop front.(12)

2007 - January,Co.Meath - Shooter's car paint-stripped, and windscreen wipers and locks superglued.(1)

Dublin city -  animal rights activists glue the locks on four Dublin fur stores - A Store is Born, Rohu Furs, Barnardos Furriers and Sydney Vards Furriers  all targeted.Again.(2)

Co.Westmeath - Ten unattended hunt vehicles were paint strippered . Thousands of euros in damage. (3)


Co.Kildare - A vehicle belonging to a fisherman had brake fluid poured over it and its locks glued while this man pulled fish from a river.(4)

Febuary,Kildare-  A butchers shop in  has its door locks glued shut and a Hunting and shooting shop has its locks superglued for the 7th time.(5)

Co.Carlow -  A Fox hunt  has its roadside signs advertising its annual Point to Point destroyed and removed.(6)

March,Co.Galway - The Galway Blazers Hunt has one of their vehicles damaged, with tyres slashed and windscreen broken at their meet at Curleys Pub.(7)

March,Dublin - city butchers shop daubed with paint.(8)

Kildare - meat van paintstrippered.(9)

April,Wexford  - The Royal Russian Circus has 60 advertising boards destroyed in County Wexford.(10)

May,Dublin -  60 signs advertising the circus are destroyed; Three of Dublin's fur shops-- Bernardos, Sydney Vard and Rohu-- have their locks glued and red paint poured on them.(11)

Kildare - A hunting and shooting shop in County Kildare has its locks glued yet (again).(12)

June,Dublin - 30 Circus advertising signs for Circus VEGAS are removed or destroyed in Maynooth/Blanchardstown area.(13)

July,Dublin -  locks of a Butchers shop in North Dublin are super-glued.(14)

August,Dublin - 5 bookies and 2 butchers shops have  their locks glued ; 3 fur shops have locks glued and slogans spraypainted on their shutters ; Trinity College has one of it's entrances spray-painted with slogans such as 'vivisection is scientific fraud', 'we're aware of your animal cruelty' and 'animal abusers'.(15)

September,Dublin - Dublin ALF carry out an action against Howard Vard (owner of Sydney Vards fur shop). His home is visited and his black BMW is destroyed with paint stripper.(16)

October, Co.Meath - Circus Vegas in Fairyhouse is the target of the ALF when about 50 advertising signs are destroyed.(17)



2008 - January,Dublin - Anti-fur protestors launch paint attacks on two Dublin city centre clothing shops over the Christmas holiday. Red gloss paint  thrown across the front of The Turet and the Harlequin stores (1); Forty Circus Vegas advertising signs  destroyed  and eight  gun club signs removed or graffitied.(2)

March,Co.Laois - communique from ALF - "last weekend, the  Animal Liberation Front visited Ireland's largest fur farm - Vasa Ltd, in Co. Laois.The ALF made their way through the locked gate in a matter of seconds, and then the real fun started...A quick scan of the area showed that the sheds were enclosed in an area secured by corrugated steel. No problem - a huge hole was then cut into this, the wire mesh behind it snipped, and the hedgerow behind that was then cleared - to allow the Mink easy access to the river running beside this concentration camp.Graffiti was sprayed all around the place, including the signature 'ALF' calling card.300 breeding cards were removed from one of the sheds, and then destroyed.Moving onto the next shed, 300 Mink were liberated and were then guided to freedom, before the ALF disappeared into the darkness. It was unbearable to have to leave the others behind.Una and Michael Heffernan are responsible for murdering over 45,000 Mink on this death camp every year. It's time to make them pay for this."(3)

May,Dublin - communique from the ALF  - "fur shops such as sydney vard furriers and 'barnardos' were spray painted with slogans such as 'FUR IS MURDER', 'FUR SCUM' and of course 'A.L.F.'and the locks were glued while 'rohu' furs had their locks glued.La Cave' restaurant who sell the cruel 'fois gras' duck/goose liver dish was also targeted with spray paint. Trinity college, openly enact in vivisection, had their science entrance sprayed with 'vivisection is scientific fraud', 'free the animals', 'vivisection-lies' and, 'ALF'.Also, a local tattoo parlour, who up until recently before being sold to a new, loving home held a python snake in a small tank and cruel conditions in their studio, had their front window spray painted and their locks glued as pay back for the snake."(4)

June,Dublin- over 100 Duffys circus posters removed and destroyed around Dublin.(5)

October ,Waterford - Fox killers  have their vehicles damaged as they dig out foxes with terriers and lurchers.(6)




2009, Febuary - ALF , in collaboration with the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Tade (CAFT), send DVD's containg footage taken by the ALF from inside all 6 fur farms in the Republic Of Ireland to every elected TD in the State, exposing the cruelty of the $2 million per year industry and urging they ban this vicious trade.Footage shows animals in distress displaying symptoms of psychosis.(1)

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July,Dublin -communique from the ALF - " Duffy's Circus  targeted. Trucks and cars were sabotaged, wires cut, locks glued and property was damaged. A clear message was painted for them, so they would know the reason behind this attack: STOP USING ANIMALS ; later in the month the circus was hit again - 2 trucks and 5 cars spray painted and locks welded,1 van treated with paint remover ; Also two anglers vehicles  had their locks glued tight as they were hauling bodies from the water."(2)

August  -  a hunting and fishing shop in Lucan is spray painted and has its locks glued shut. The message read 'A.L.F.: STOP SELLING DEATH' and the ALF symbol.(3)

September,Dublin - Ninety AUSTRALIAN SUPER CIRCUS SYDNEY advertising billboards were destroyed .This circus, formerly part of Circus Vegas, is notorious for attacking protestors and for releasing animals on to major roads as advertising stunts.(4)

October,Dublin - Over 20 premises including pet shops, bookmakers, fur shops, butchers and fast food restaurants spray painted and locks glued.(5)



December,Dublin - 1 McDonalds,3 butchers,1 pet shop,1 fur shop and 6 bookmakers all have their locks glued.(7)



2010, January,Dublin - a KFC's in Bray is attacked by a new group calling itself RAGE - Resistance Against Global Evil.Bricks chucked at windows and door but no significant damage done.(1)

Febuary,Belfast -  a self-desribed  'lone wolf' activist of the ALF & several tubes of super glue, visits the following premises  - 2 butchers shops, 2 bookmakers shops and 1 hunting/fishing tackle shop.The locks of these premises are thoroughly glued.(2)

March,Belfast - locks glued up at a butchers and bookmakers shops.(3)

July,Dublin - Duffys circus posters slashed in Goatstown.(4)

August,Belfast - ALF glue up locks of 6 shops including butchers, bookmakers and hunting stores.(5)

September,Dublin - 40 posters advertising the  Super Australian Circus destroyed ; later in month the home of the owner of Barnardos furriers was attacked with red paint and gates chained and padlocked.(6)

Belfast -  2 Butchers shops and 2 Betting shops have their doors & window shutters made unopenable for the next day's 'trade'.(7)

Kildare - 40 more Super Australian Circus posters  destroyed in Maynooth.(8)

Donegal - ALF open 1000 cages in a mink farm near Ardara, freeing 5000 mink.The animals were due to be culled in the coming weeks.(9)

October,Dublin - communique from ALF - 


"We happened to be walking by a bus stop a couple of weeks ago when we saw a disgusting proof of human's nonsense, greed and fake happiness. I looked at my hand and found a handy spray can there. Using the freedom of choice we all have regardless how the system tries to coerce us, we decided to let people know what's behind all those lies."(10)



2011 - March,Dublin - Letter left at family home of Barnardos fur shop owner, stating simply DROP FUR OR DROP DEAD. Family car covered in paint stripper, note pinned with a knife  to a bike owned by a staff member asking they withdraw from the trade or expect reprecusions.Staff members home address included in note.(1)

April, Dublin- Barnardos and  Rohu furriers and various butchers shops in city centre have their locks glued; Also in Dublin,a car with pro-hunting stickers on it is damaged .(2)



2012 - January, Co.Meath - vehicles damaged belonging to Fingal Harriers hunt club.Tyres slashed and bodywork scratched.(1)

March,Co.Meath - unattended hunt vehicles damaged with paint stripper by ALF.(2)



2013 - May,Dublin - Locks glued at Barnardo Furs, Rohu Furs, and Sydney Vard Furriers.(1)

October,Dublin - over 50 Duffys posters destroyed by ALF ; Also all 4 of Dublins fur retail shops have locks glued and paint thrown over them.'Fur Scum' daubed on shutters ; 50 large Duffys circus posters destroyed.(2)


2014 - Januaury,Co.Down -Co.Down - new group of hunt saboteurs close down local hunt from even starting by simply turning up and freaking the hunt out.The hunt claimed to be outraged by the presence of the saboteurs and insisted their attendance was contravening the rules outlined in the Parades Commision for lawful assembly.The huntsmen's civil rights were being denied but at the same time "not a days hunting has been lost" they fumed.(1)



June,Co.Laois - ALF visit Vasa fur farm in Laois.Gates D-locked and entrance pillars spray painted.(2)

 October,Dublin,(Santry,Blancherstown & Ballymun) - Over 40 Duffys circus posters destroyed.(3)

Dublin - $7000 worth of fur coats in Harvey Nichoels shop,Dundrum, destroyed with chewing gum.Suprisingly effective!(4)

November,Dublin - Barnardos, Sydney Vale,Paula Rowan and Rohu fur shops all have locks glued and walls spraypainted by the ALF on halloween night.Activists presumably dressed as animals.....(5)



December - new activist group called the Hunt Retribution Group attack pubs who host fox hunt meets.Pubs in Louth,Meath,the Midlands and Cork damaged.(6)


2015 - May,Dublin city - animal actvists from a number of groups including the National Animal Rights Association enter the 'Ka-Shing' restaurant in Wicklow St. during opening hours and remove 9 lobsters from the fishtank in the window display.The lobsters are driven to the beach where they are released into the sea.This is the worlds first successful open lobster rescue!(1)


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2016 -January - A disruption of toilet facilities at the Pillo Hotel in County Meath was carried out due to the hotels support for the hunting revellers after the Ward Union Hunt Ball.(1)

March, Dublin,Granard- All 80 (expensive) circus signs for the Renz circus destroyed.(2)


2017 - no recorded actions


2018 - no recorded actions


2019 - July,Co.Westmeath - 80 'Meat the Victims' activists trespass onto a pig farm in Raharny and document the cruelty and horror taking place.This was the groups first action.No damage was done and no animals rescued but the media ran with it.Predictably faux-outraged and hypocrtical recation from the Irish Farmers Asociation.(1)


April,Co.Laois,Vicarstown - ALF D-lock gates and spraypaint slogans on walls of premises of a fur farm.(2)


2020 - January,Co.Antrim - 40 activists from  Meat the Victims entered a farm in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning and ‘released’ a pig.the group posted live video footage of their actions whilst on the farm as well as photos of the animals. Some photos contained images of dead pigs and others that had been injured.During the course of the visit, which started at 4.30am, the group identified one pig that they wanted to ‘save’ and took it from the farm.Police officers did attend the scene but later said no criminal action had taken place.(1)


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June 21-, unknown location, Republic of Ireland - 7 ducks destined to be shot were liberated and rehoused in a safe enviornment.(2)



June 25, Co. Armagh - ALF take 35 ducks being bred as shooting targets from Castledillon Estate and rehome them away from the guns of psychopaths.Two hunt huts on the Estat also destroyed.(3)




2021 - nothing recorded yet....





 'In It For Life - an incenDiary of Actions For Animals in Ireland,1783-2021' : reference list - 



(1) ; 

(2) Fionnula Quinlan,'Hunt saboteurs step up hare coursing fight as survey shows 80% support ban',the Examiner,Cork,Jan.12,p.8,1998.



circa 1783-86

(1) Shevawn Lynam,'Humanity Dick Martin',Lillput Press,Dublin,1975,Ch.6,location 1196.(e-book)

(2) Shevawn Lynam,'Humanity Dick Martin',Lillput Press,Dublin,1975,plates,location 6227.(e-book)

(3) Shevawn Lynam,'Humanity Dick Martin,Lillput Press,Dublin,1975,Ch.6,location 1296.(e-book)


1964 -

(1) 'Hares escape so meeting is off',Evening Herald,Dublin,Jan.25,1964,p3


1982 -

(1) 'blood sports',Evening Herald,Dublin, Jan.6,p.12,1983.

(2) 'Second slogan attack on furrier',Belfast Telegraph,Oct.9,p.5,1982.

(2) 'fur trade protest', Belfast Telegraph,Nov.27,1982,p.24.


1983 -

(1) ALF SG Diary of actions,Dec #8,p.11,1983.(UK)


1984 -

(1) ALF SG Diary of Actions,Newsletter 11,April,p.10,1984.(UK)

(2) 'Guinea pigs rescued',Evening Herald,Dublin,June 16,p.2,1984 ; ALF SG Diary of actions, #13,Oct.p.12,1984.(UK)

(3) ALF SG Diary of actions, #13,Oct.p.12,1984.(UK)

(4) ALF SG Diary of actions, #13,Oct.p.13,1984.(UK)


(6) ALF SG Diary of actions,#14,p.3,1984.(UK)

(7) ) ALF SG Diary of actions,#14,p.4,1984.(UK)

(8) Jim Flanagan,'Hare coursing protesters clash with police',Belfast Telegraph,No.14,p.23,1984.

(9) Noeleen Dowling,'Poisoned shampoo scare in stores',Irish Press,Dublin,Dec.01,1984

(10) William Dillon, 'Christmas turkey poison scare in three cities', Irish Independant,Dublin,Dec.13,p.1,1984.

(11) Irish Independant,Dublin, December 28th,p.3,1984.

(12) 'Fence damaged on eve of hare coursing event',Belfast Telegraph,Dec.1,p.1,1984.



1985 -

(1) 'Campaign against butchers',Evening Herald,Jan.28,p.8,1985.

(2) Peter Cluskey, 'Butchers see red after daubing!',Evening Echo,Feb 21,p.1,1985.

(3) ALF SG Diary of Actions #16,p.16,1985.(UK)

(4) ALF SG Diary of Actions #16,p.16,1985.(UK)

(5) ALF SG Diary of Actions #16,p.19,1985.(UK)

(6) ALF SG Diary of Actions #16,p.21,1985.(UK)

(7) ALF SG Diary of Actions #21,p.16,1985.(UK)

(8) 'A statue thats not moving', Irish Press,Dublin.Aug.28,p.3,1985.

(9) Dan Collins,'Coursing club raided by Animal Liberation Front',Irish Examiner,Cork,Sept.28,p.7,1985.

(10) 'The course roughed up',Irish Examiner,Cork,Nov.5,p.19,1985.

(11) Jim Cluskey, 'Coursing Grounds Attacked', Evening Echo,Cork,Dec.10,P.16,1985 ; ALF SG Diary of Actions, #19,p.28.

(12) ALF SG Diary of Actions, #15,p.3,1985.(UK)


1986 - 

(1) ALF SG Diary of Actions, #15,p.4,1986.(UK)

(2) ALF SG Diary of Actions, #15,p.4,1986.(UK)

(3) 'Sabotage fails to halt flashy harp',Irish Independant,Jan 03,p.15.1985.

(4) 'Scuffles at Coursing protest', Irish Independant,Feb.06,p.10,1986.

(5) 'Coursing field sabotaged,farmer loses damages claim',Kilkenny people,May 9,p.4,1986.

(6) 'Threat to sabotage coursing,Evening Press,Dublin,June 6,p.3

(7) John Kilraine,'Born to be wild',Evening Herald,Dublin,sept. 8,p.17,1986.

(8) 'Glass on farmers field', Irish Press,Dublin,Sept,12,p.3,1986.

(9) 'Blood sports group condemn attack',Irish Press,Dublin,Oct.23,p.5,1986.

(10) 'Anti-bloodsports group flee mob',Irish Independant,Dublin,Oct. 28,p.10,1986.

(11) Derek Cunningham,'Gardai probe transfer of coursing meet',the Kerryman,Nov. 14,p.13,1986.

(12) 'Threat to coursing', the Kerryman,Dec. 26,p.1,1986.

(13) ALF SG Diary of Actions, 'actions from abroad',Oct. 86,#1,p.4,1986.(UK)


1987 - 

(1) Tony Purcell, 'Protest over Coursing',Evening Echo,Cork,Jan.7,p.1,1987.

(2) Maureen fox,'Animal Liberation Masquerades as Cowardice',Irish Examiner,Cork,Jan.12,p.3,1987.

(3) 'Anti-bloodsports groups linked claim',Evening echo,Jan.22,p.3,1987.

(4) "ALF Arson in Dublin',Irish Examiner,Jan.23,p.20,1987.

(5) Tom Reddy, 'Mink farm target of letter bomb',Irish Independant,Jan.23,p.1,1987.

(6) 'Attack puts coursing club on 24-hr alert',Irish Examiner,Cork,Jan 8,p.4,1987.

(7) 'Animal rights protest',Irish Press,Jan.24,p.3,1987.

(8) Ray O'Hanlon,'Bomb hoaxes "put jobs in jeprody"',Irish Press,Dublin,Jan.31,p.3,1987.

(9) 'Animal Front responsible',Irish Press,Feb.12,p.2,1987.

(10) ALF SG Diary of Actions ,April #1,p.4,1987.(UK)

(11) Tom Lavery,'Animal Front link in hay blaze case',Irish press,Dublin,Feb.17,p.3,1987.

(12) Tacks'spread on land"',Evening Echo,Cork,Feb.24,p.5,1987.

(13) 'Arson attack claimed',Irish Independant,March 30,p.9,198

(14) ALF Supporters Group, 'actions from abroad',March, p.4,1987.(UK)

(15)'Protest at Garda station "Rubbish"',The Nationalist (Tipp.),Apr.11,p.3,1987.

(16) 'Animal Group claims Bombs',Irish Press,May 20,p.4,1987

(17) Isabel Conway,'Kenny show attacked',Irish Press,June 5,p.7,1987.

(18) 'Spate of attacks on butchers shops',Irish Press,Dublin,June 2,p.5,1987 ; ALF SG,'Diary of Actions,International actions,March #2, 1987.

(19) 'Gardai probe shampoos "hoax"',Evening Echo,Cork,July27,p.2,1987.

(20) ALF Supporters Group Diary of Actions, 'International Actions',p.4,Nov, #3, 1987.(UK)

(21) ALF Supporters Group,Diary of Actions, 'International Actions',p.4,Nov. #3,1987.(UK)

(22) Dan Collins, 'Fire gang hit wrong farm',Evening Echo,Cork,Oct.2,p.1,1987.

(23) 'Animal Front link to attack on shop',Irish Independant,Dublin,Oct.15,p.11,1987

(24) 'Challenge to animal libbers',Irish Examiner,Cork,Oct.6,p.8,1987.

(25) '"Rights" group set fire to factory',Belfast telegraph,Oct.7,p.27,1987.

(26) 'Letter threat to farmers',Irish Independant,Dublin,Nov.5,p9,1987.



(1) 'Anti-bloodsports man wrote threatening letter Court told',Irish Examiner,Cork,Jan.29,p.26,1988.

(2) 'Charges withdrawn by State in Coursing case,Munster Express,Feb.5,p.7,1988

(3) Eugene Molloney,'Animal group admits attack',Evening Herald,Dublin,April 4,p.4,1988.

(4) Tom Casey,'Coursing:Cllr hits out after threats',Evening Echo,Cork,june17,p.18,1988.

(5) 'Tacks scare in Lib war on coursing',Irish Press,Dublin.Sept.20,p.2,1988.

(6) John Murphy,'Master McGrath back to his best',Irish Examiner,Cork,June 1,p.20,1988.




(1) 'Fair organiser tells of hate campaign',Belfast Telegraph,March 14,p.27,1989.

(2) 'Two on arson charge',Belfast Telegraph,March 25,p.20,1989.

(3) 'Bomb alert closes McDonalds',Evening Herald,Dublin,June 24,p.2,1989.

(4) Des Mullan, 'Coursing:officials warned',Evening Herald,Dublin,August 21,p.1,1989.

(5) 'Animal rights group threat criticised',Evening Echo,Cork,Aug.22,p1,1989.

(6) John Martin,'Anti-coursing body must speak out',Irish Independant,Dublin,Aug.22,p.14,1989.

(7) 'Animal lib Coursing bomb threat',Irish Press,Dublin,sept.26,p.3,1989.

(8) 'Anti-bloodsports activist aquitted of arson threats',Kilkenny People,Nov.10,p.1,1989.

(9) Janet Devlin,'Shampoo cleared from shelves after animal lib threat',Belfast telegraph,Dec.20,p.38,1989.

(10) 'Anti-fur attacks on shops',Irish Press,Dublin,Dec.30,p.14,1989.



(1) 'Shops warned to check cosmetics',Irish Examiner,Cork,April 14, p.1,1990.

(2) 'ALF issue warning after attack on club',Belfast Telegraph,May 21,p.3,1990.

(3) Gwyneth Jones,'Fair organisers lash animal lib vandalism',Belfast Telegraph,July 2,p.26,1990.

(4) 'Track blaze "a start"',Irish Independant,Dublin,Sept. 3,p.5,1990

(5) Brian Mclaughlin,'Animal group to" bomb dog courses"',Irish Press,Dublin,Sept. 13,p.12,1990.

(6) 'Poison threat to water supplies',The Kerryman,Sept. 28,p.1,1990.

(7) 'Water taste fears',Irish Examiner,Oct.15,p.5,1990.

(8) Dan Collins,'Forensics probe restaurant bomb',Evening Echo,Cork,Oct. 29,p.2,1990.

(9) Tom Brady,'Gardai in animal lib gang bust',Evening Herald,Dublin,Nov. 20,p.1,1990.

(10) 'Anti blood sports drive', Belfast Telegraph,Nov.13,p.12,1990.

(11) 'Poisoned turkeys threat',Irish Examiner,Dec. 18,1990.

(12) 'Slogans daubed on door',Belfast Telegraph,Dec.24, p.6,1990.



(1) 'We attacked shops,say rights group',Belfast Telegraph,Jan.14,p.32,1991.

(2) 'Hunt hit by saboteurs,Belfast Telegraph,Feb.27,p.35,1991.

(3) 'Shops hit by animal protesters',Belfast Telegraph,Feb.11,p.30,1991.

(4) Linda Brien,'Activists claim farm arson',Belfast Telegraph,March 11,p.25,1991.

(5) 'Animal activists admit damage',Belfast Telegraph,March 29,p.51,1991.

(6) 'ALF claims  farm attack',Belfast Telegraph,April 20,p.13,1991.

(7) 'Attack on kennels claimed',Belfast Telegraph,July 15,p.27,1991.

(8) 'Warning from animal activists',Belfast Telegraph,July 20,p.2,1991.

(9) ) 'Major arms cache dug up in North',Irish Independant,July 29,p.3,1991

(10) 'Animal liberation Front",Belfast Telegraph,July 22, p.32,1991.

(11) 'Animal libbers grab hens',Belfast Telegraph,July 30,p.7,1991.

(12),'ALF claim attack,Belfast Telegraph,Aug.2,p.3,1991.

(13) 'Bomb found',Evening Herald,Aug.6,p.47,1991.

(14) ' ALF ban demanded',Irish Examiner,Aug.27,p.22,1991.

(15) 'Arson attack', Belfast Telegraph,Sept.13,p 2. ,1991.

(16) 'Call to ban ALF rejected by Minister',Belfast Telegraph,Oct.18,p.49,1991.

(17) Lindy Mcdowell, 'Chasing the hunt',Belfast Telegraph,Dec.29,p.10,1991.

(18) Neil Darbyshire,'Lucozade withdrawn in UK poison scare',Irish Independant,Nov.14,p.12,1991.

(19) 'Woman claims injury after hunt scuffle',Belfast Telegraph,Nov.19,p.6,1991.



(1) Support Animal Rights Prisoners (SARP),Newsletter Jan. ,p.14,1992.(UK)

(2) SARP Newsletter Nov. 1992,p.12.(UK)

(3) 'Front attack on meat shops?',Evening Herald,Dublin,June 11,p.99,1991.



(1) Darwin Templeton,'Burger chain faces threats',Belfast Telegraph,Dec.26,p.3,1991.



(1) 'New violent anti-coursing campaign bid',Evening Echo,Cork,Jan.13,p.33,1994.

(2) Darwin Templeton,'Legal move by saboteur after clash with huntsman',Belfast Telegraph,Jan.18,p.5,1991.

(3) Darwin Templeton,'Police probe bomb threats',Belfast Telegraph,Feb.26,p.1,1994.

(4) Ralph Riegal,'Animal terrorists target Munster',Irish Examiner,Cork,March 7,p.1,1994.

(5) ' "We started fire"animal front',Sunday Independant,Dublin,May 22,p.1,1994.

(6) 'ALF attack pensioners home by mistake',Belfast Telegraph,July 30,p.1,1994.

(7) Darwin Templeton,'Animal rights borders breached',Belfast Telegraph,Mar. 5,p.3,1994.


(9) Darwin Templeton,'Animal rights woman cleared',Belfast Telegraph,Aug.26,p.39,1994.

(10) Ralph Reigal, 'Video parcel bomb blushes',Irish Examiner,Cork,Oct. 5,p.11,1994.

(11)  letter to the editor,Galway Advertiser, Nov.? ,p.?1994




(1) 'A blazing row',Galway Advertiser,Jan. 1,p.1,1995

(2) 'Animal rights extremist firebombs?',Irish Press,Dublin,Jan.16,p.6,1995.

(3) 'Sabotage sparks blood sports row',Irish Independent,Dublin,Feb.6,p.16,1995.

(4) 'Extremist 'hoaxers'',Belfast Telegraph,July 5,p.26,1995.



(1) Ralph Riegal,'Port security intensified after tip off',Irish Examiner,Cork,March 20,p.6,1996.

(2) Ralph Reigal,'UK militants threaten to bomb Irish sea ports used for live cattle exports',Irish Examiner,Cork,Aug.24,p.1,1996.

(3) Ralph Reigal,'Arson threat to cattle exports',Irish Examiner,Cork,Aug.29,p.32,1996.

(4) Ralph Reigal,'Travellers expected as ALF warn of ports attack',Irish Examiner,Cork,aug.28,p.6,1996.

(5) 'Fiery revenge of an unhappy hooker',Sunday Independent,Dublin,Sept.8,p.3,1996.

(6) 'Gardai get details of ALF militants' ,Irish Examiner,Cork,Sept.9,p.28,1996.




(1) Michael Quinn,'Tally-ho as whips lash out at fox hunt',Irish Independent,Dublin,Jan. 27,p.4,1997.

(2) 'Hunt saboteur failed to appear in court',Munster Express,Feb.14,p.32,1997.

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(4) 'British anti-bloodsports activists disrupt Waterford Hunt',Munster Express,Jan.31,p.17,1997.

(5) 'Hunt upheavel',Kilkenny People,March 14,p.1,1997.

(6) Brian Winders,'"Cruel Practices" on pig farm are filmed',Irish Examiner,Cork,April 11,p.39,1996.

(7) Irish Examiner,Cork,Aug.14,p.10,1997.





(1) Greg Harkin,'Loyalists try to kill man with keep-fit video',Irish Examiner,Feb.20,p.4,1998.



(1) 'Angry huntsmen abandon fox to chase saboteurs',Irish Independent,Feb.22,p.3,1999.




(1) Conor Keane,'Animal Liberation Front expected to strike again',Irish Examiner,Cork,Oct.25,p.6,2000.





(1) Conor Keane,'6,000 coursing fans disappointed as unidentified saboteurs steal hares',Irish Examiner,Cork,Jan.3,p.34,2001.

(2) 'Gardai called to hunt protest',Irish Independent,Dublin,Jan.15,p.9,2001.

(3) 'Animal rights activists slated',Alan Jacque,Limerick Leader,Dec.5,p.1,2001.







(1) 'Scuffles at traditional St.Stephans day hunt',John Feeny,Meath Chronicle,Jan.4,p.3,2003.




(5) Carol Duffy,'Air horn hunt saboteur jailed for two months',Irish Examiner,,June 20,p.6,2003.





(2) 'Hunt scuffles', Meath Chronicle,Jan.3,p.18,2004.

(3) "AIB pulls it support for Ward Union hunt',Meath Chronicle,April 3,p.39.2004.











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