first_imgA woman has been banned from keeping dogs for three years after breeding them in what a Judge described as “appalling conditions.”ISPCA officers raided the home of Elizabeth Duncan and found a total of 26 dogs in cramped conditions.Ms Duncan, who is in her 50s, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with neglecting the health and welfare of the animals. ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley told the court that he visited Ms Duncan’s home at Drumbarnett, Manorcunningham on April 24th last.Mr McGinley handed photographs of the conditions in which the Golden Labrador dogs were being kept.On the day Inspector McGinley called, he found two adult male dogs, twelve female adults dogs and twelve pups.The horrific conditions in which up to 26 dogs were kept by Ms Duncan.He said there was not adequate space in which to breed dogs but rather there was simply enough space to breed one or two dogs domestically. Some of the pups were being kept in a shed which was five feet by three feet and had no water or natural light.There were old dry bones scattered around and the sheds in which the pups were kept were covered in faeces.The court had heard the dogs were being sold for up to €300 on the DoneDeal website but some had encountered health issues because they had not been properly vaccinated.Judge Paul Kelly said it was obvious that Ms Duncan was not capable of keeping dogs.“These are appalling conditions to keep dogs in. She is clearly not a suitable person for keeping animals if she keeps them in these conditions,” he said. He banned Ms Duncan from keeping dogs for three years and also fined her a total of €450 and ordered her to pay €2,002 costs to the ISPCA.Speaking after the case, ISPCA Inspector McGinley told Donegal Daily that he hoped the message would go out to the public to properly research where they were buying their pets from.The make-shift pen in which the dogs were kept in Manorcunningham.Woman banned from keeping dogs after “appalling” breeding conditions found at her home was last modified: October 25th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgRoyal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International clinches Best Cruise OperatorRoyal Caribbean International clinches Best Cruise OperatorRoyal Caribbean International is named Best Cruise Operator of the TTG Travel Awards 2016 for nine years in a row, and received the award at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016 Ceremony in Bangkok this evening.Royal Caribbean has been voted unanimously by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China, TTGassociations and TTG Asia Luxury for the award. The TTG Travel Awards are given out annually to honour organizations in Asia Pacific’s travel industry for their strong commitment towards service excellence.The global cruise brand won the award for offering the best product, services and facilities. This is highlighted by the Quantum Class Ovation of the Seas, the newest and largest ship in Asia, which features unique first-at-sea amenities such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, skydiving simulator, the Bionic Bar with robotic bartenders and SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea with bumper cars and a circus school. The award is also recognition for Royal Caribbean for being the most professional sales and marketing team in terms of innovative ideas and servicing.Sean Treacy, Managing Director, Singapore & Southeast Asia of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. who received the award said, “It’s a great honour to receive this prestigious award for the ninth consecutive time. It shows Royal Caribbean’s growing strength as the leading cruise brand of choice in Asia with our amazing ships and revolutionary onboard experiences. We will continue to deliver to everyone “the One holiday” with “endless adventures”.“We thank all our partners for their strong confidence and support, in our journey in making the cruise industry more vibrant and our brand a top vacation choice across the region. Come 2017, we can look forward to another exciting year together with even more sailings and most of all, celebrating Royal Caribbean’s 10th anniversary in Asia!” he added.Royal Caribbean will be homeporting Ovation of the Seas in Singapore from March to April 2017 to bring more of the Quantum experience to Singapore. This is preceded by Mariner of theSeas’ fourth consecutive Singapore season starting in October with new itineraries such as the 3-Night Penang Weekend Cruise and the 4-night Phuket Cruise. Voyager of the Seas will also be returning to Singapore in May 2017. Together, these three ships’ sailings will offer the longest-ever deployment for Royal Caribbean in Southeast Asia.About Royal Caribbean InternationalRoyal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 13 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and named the “Best Cruise Operator” for 9 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards as well as “Best Cruise Line” at the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015.The cruise line sails 25 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Source = Royal Caribbean Internationallast_img read more