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Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer,  and Prof Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A total of 414 new cases of Covid-19, including 234 in Dublin, and three further deaths from the disease were reported by the National Public Health E(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Greg Ennis said progress had been made on other elements. Photograph: Alan Betson

Representatives of employers in the meat-processing sector are refusing to engage on an industry-wide agreement on sick pay and pensions for staff, Si(...)

  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 (...)

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the HSA since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak here.  File photograph: Bloomberg

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) since lockdown measures were first eased in(...)

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

Migrant meat plant workers have been “frightened and angry” over the lack of safety measures to protect against Covid-19 in their workplaces, accordin(...)

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

A spokesman for Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has said meat plants will continue to work with the HSE and local control teams to combat the spread of Co(...)

The IFA have urged the Government to make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

The Government should make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers immediately to help them through the current Covid-19 crisis whic(...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

Irish beef in China: “There is certainty in Ireland, and that’s the message we’re bringing,” said the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed. Photograph: EPA

Set atop a bed of green foliage, beside a pyramid of aubergines and carrots in a round refrigerated container, Irish beef made an auspicious debut at (...)

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