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The show had to go on and the lions were its headline act. Illustration: Getty Images

A recent column about the death in action of a lion tamer in Dublin in the 1950s has brought an interesting story from Dr Maccon JC Macnamara in Corof(...)

Tommy Moyles, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: DOL

“Any competitor is a threat, and this is a big one,” says Tommy Moyles, as he tends his 130-strong herd of premium beef cattle on high ground overlook(...)

The judge says the evidence indicates the company has a reasonable prospect of survival subject to conditions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A potential €11 million liability arising out of damages claims against a Dublin-based cold storage company has led to it securing a High Court order (...)

Meat processing plants across the world have been vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19

More than 100 workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at Kepak’s meat processing facility in Cornwall, England. The Irish meat processing group acqu(...)

  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 (...)

Kober, an Asda-owned meat processing site in West Yorkshire,   has been confirmed as the location of a localised coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Danny Lawon/PA Wire

More than 450 workers at four food factories across England and Wales have tested positive for coronavirus. Kirklees council confirmed on Thursday th(...)

Siptu said earlier this week as many as 600 workers in meat processing plants had tested positive for Covid-19.   File photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he will be guided by a special Covid-19 task force set up to deal with outbreaks of the virus in meat (...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

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(...)

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