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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(...)

Dawn Meats admitted it had halted operations at one of its plants after four confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In the United States this week, President Donald Trump used laws forged during the Korean war to order meat-processing plants to stay open. US meat pr(...)

A spokesman for Meat Industry Ireland said  beef processing throughput was down about 20%  on equivalent weeks last year, and 30%  compared to early March 2020

Fears for the Irish agrifood sector are growing after three meat plants confirmed staff were self-isolating due to fears of Covid-19 outbreaks at thei(...)

Overall, more than 4,000 people from outside the EU have been granted work permits to come to Ireland this year

Ireland looked outside the European Union for healthcare workers in March as hospitals across Europe struggled to cope with the mounting of coronaviru(...)

Mark Rogers worked in HR for indigenous Irish companies for 25 years.

“I had worked in HR for indigenous Irish companies for 25 years - including Dawn Meats and Dairygold - before deciding to go and do the MBA at the Wat(...)

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