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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# abp

Last month
February 2023
# odours
Meat rendering plant allowed to expand capacity despite complaints of 'rotten' smell over city
The plant had applied to increase its capacity for meat from 375 tonnes of meat per day to 600 tonnes.
# Metrolink
Owner of Woodies DIY object to Dublin Metrolink over 'unacceptable' impact on business
It’s been argued that the proposed works will permanently damage trade and severely impact the customer experience at the store.
This year
# Planning
Housing Minister appoints new Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála
Chris McGarry replaces Paul Hyde as the deputy chairperson.
Last year
# cabinet appointment
Justice Department's Oonagh Buckley appointed as interim chair of An Bord Pleanála
It comes less than a month on from the retirement of Dave Walsh as chairperson.
# An Bord Pleanála
Report says An Bord Pleanála in need of 'urgent reform' as government adopts recommendations
The report includes 11 recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in the Board and ensuring effectiveness in the planning system.
# An Bord Pleanála
South Dublin County Council votes no confidence in An Bord Pleanála
A motion was brought forward by Cllr Liam Sinclair yesterday.
# Smell
EPA tells meat plant to investigate following 'stewing, rotten meat' odour complaints
The plant is currently hoping to increase its capacity by 60%.
All time
# meat and dairy
Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.
# meat plants
22 Covid-19 cases confirmed at ABP meat processing plant in Tipperary
The facility has operated at a “limited capacity” since the first case was identified on 14 August.
# Protests
Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites
Protests are still taking place outside certain factories.
# Tipperary
Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says
Over 350 staff were temporarily laid off earlier this week.
# beef protests
'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute
The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.
# Dublin
Plans for over 250 homes on Hollystown Golf Club lands rejected as 'substandard form of development'
ABP said the plans would “result in a substandard form of development”.
# daneswell place
Plans for 299 apartments in blocks of up to 9 storeys in Glasnevin rejected after significant local objection
Plans were lodged in March for properties at the former Smurfit Printworks site.
# Aungier Street
Plans for 20 serviced apartments in 18th-century buildings in Dublin get the go-ahead after appeal
The high-end apartments will form an annex to the soon-to-be-opened Marlin Hotel.
# High Court
Two legal challenges launched against plans for 13-turbine wind farm in Westmeath
The farm will have some of the “highest structures in the country”.
# The Key Collections
Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission
An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.
# moving up
How one planning decision shows the door is open to taller buildings in Dublin
The new Ireland 2040 plan has been cited in the approval of a major hotel development.
# they've got beef
Hostilities escalate between beef baron Larry Goodman and IFA over merger
The businessman wants to buy one of Ireland’s largest beef suppliers, but the IFA are concerned about Goodman owning such a high stake.
# War of Words
Polish investigators find 'green and rotting meat' in Monaghan food plant
The Department of Agriculture and the ABP Food Group say that the meat was being stored for inspection and could never have entered the supply chain.
# taste so good
The wait is over: Superquinn sausages go on sale in SuperValu today
Not only have the sausages been rolled out nationwide but the increase in demand from our hungry tummies has created 12 jobs.
# Horsemeat
ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.
# Horsemeat
Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal
McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.
# horse burgers
ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement was good for the Irish food industry.
# Horse Meat
Oireachtas committee may question ABP Food Group on horse meat
The head of the committee, Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle, said that they will decide tomorrow on whether ABP will be questioned on the issue.
# horse burgers
Polish authorities find 'no evidence' of horse DNA at supplier
Poland’s veterinary authority says it can’t find any sign of horse meat in five out of six suppliers tested so far.
# horse burgers
ABP: "We have let our customers down and we apologise"
The food company said it understood Tesco’s decision to stop sourcing meat from Silvercrest Foods.