Greg Ennis

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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(...)

There have been 1,500 cases and 31 clusters within meat plants to date with four clusters currently active, unions say.

A trade union representing over 6,000 workers employed in the meat processing industry has called for the immediate recommencement of Covid-19 testing(...)

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 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 (...)

Nora Labo of the Cork Operative Butchers’ Society addresses the committee on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A great number of Romanian workers for years were cheated out of their social security rights in Ireland by the employment agency who was hiring them (...)

Carroll’s Cuisine meat plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly, has had a number of positive Covid-19 tests. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) should conduct random and unannounced inspections of all meat processing facilities and they should use their ex(...)

A Covid-19 test centre outside Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Collins

Extra Covid-19 testing of workers at all of the State’s meat processing plants are to be put in place “with rapid results” in the wake of a sharp rise(...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team has said it was ‘almost inevitable’ there had been some level of community transmission around the midlands clusters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre on Sunday. There has now been a total of 1,772 Covid-19 related (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlines the new restrictions that have been imposed on the residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly in response to a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the midlands. Photograph: Julien Behal

Residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly face limits on their movement for at least two weeks as part of a series of new restrictions in these areas in (...)

There had been 'huge challenges' in managing meat plant outbreaks because of language difficulties and large numbers of workers living in shared accommodation

The State’s workplace safety watchdog has inspected 13 of the 20 meat processing plants that have been affected by outbreaks of coronavirus amongst wo(...)

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