Dawn Meats

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The prawns, all six of them, taste of nothing, and I later discover they’re from India. Not a good idea when there are sweet-tasting Dublin Bay prawns just a few food miles away. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I have to say, I’m taken totally by surprise at how quickly I relax into the room. Yes, it’s all gilt mirrors, chandeliers, deep patterned carpets and(...)

Companies signing up to the pledge commit to recording their entire carbon footprint. Photograph: iStock

Sixty of Ireland’s largest companies have publicly committed to setting carbon-reduction targets based on climate science. They are the first signato(...)

The costs of so-called non-tariff barriers – the customs procedures, bureaucracy and delays which will apply even if there is a deal – can cost as much or more as tariffs. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Irish businesses have been keeping their fingers crossed for months that a Brexit trade deal can be done. The UK’s exit from the EU single market and (...)

Recycling is key to the circular economy.

Ireland needs to start designing “a completely different economy” Eamonn Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications said on Friday(...)

Large outbreaks of the virus in food processing plants contributed to the decision to introduce local lockdowns in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly in early August. File photograph: Dave Sleator

There has been a Covid-19 outbreak involving more than 20 cases in a meat processing plant in Co Waterford, according to trade union Siptu. Greg Enn(...)

  The Kildare Chilling Company, on the Dublin Road, Kildare Town

Meat processors are continuing to recruit workers amid the fallout from a recent controversy over Covid-19 outbreaks at some factories. Confirmation(...)

The meat industry continues to deal with the fact that its customers want high-quality products as cheaply as possible, while its suppliers argue that the prices they receive make it difficult for them to make a living. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has thrust the Republic’s multibillion-euro meat industry into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Outbreaks of the virus among workers (...)

Waterford-based Dawn Meats now employs more than 7,000 staff

Waterford-based Dawn Meats has taken full control of its UK joint venture with fellow meat processor Dunbia. This follows the retirement of Dunbia fou(...)

Dawn Meats is believed to have produced over two billion burgers for McDonalds outlets in Europe since the dedicated facility opened in June 2012 as part of a €300 million deal

A meat processing plant in Co Waterford that produces approximately 400 million burgers a year for McDonalds, has today resumed production. With the (...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

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