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# horsemeat - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Seven locations searched by Gardaí as part of horsemeat investigation

Searches took place across the country as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into horsemeat sales.

# horsemeat - Sunday 15 April, 2018

7,748 horses slaughtered for meat last year, with 64,074 horses slaughtered since 2012

They are exported to the continent for human consumption.

# horsemeat - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit

The businessman was found guilty of fraud after relabelling horsemeat mixed with beef as 100% beef.

# horsemeat - Monday 17 July, 2017

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

# horsemeat - Monday 3 April, 2017

New laws are coming in to cut 'food fraud' and prevent another horsemeat scandal

But the EU plan stops short of replicating Ireland’s country-of-origin labelling system.

# horsemeat - Monday 1 February, 2016

Take a break and say goodbye to this childhood classic...

… don’t worry though. They’ll be coming back under a different name.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

'A true master of deception': Horsemeat trader jailed in Netherlands

Willy Selten has protested his innocence.

# horsemeat - Friday 14 November, 2014

Court verdict for meat trader who claims he was "hung out" during horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products is suing ABP foods for alleged defamation.

# horsemeat - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# horsemeat - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Lamb kebabs found to contain no... lamb

It’s alright though lads, there was no horsemeat.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.

# horsemeat - Friday 28 February, 2014

Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up'

A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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.

# horsemeat - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

# horsemeat - Monday 16 December, 2013

21 people arrested in French horsemeat probe

This case follows claims that horsemeat which was used to manufacture anti-rabies serum ended up in food chain.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Bangladesh tragedy and horsemeat scandal put ethics on consumer radar

About seven in ten Irish adults consider a company’s reputation before buying its products or services, according to a new survey.

# horsemeat - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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 - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Two arrested in Britain over horsemeat scandal

Police said the men – whose nationalities were not revealed – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

# horsemeat - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"

The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

# horsemeat - Friday 16 August, 2013

Meat trader takes legal action against ABP over horsemeat scandal

McAdam Food Products claims it was defamed by the Larry Goodman-owned firm.

# horsemeat - Friday 2 August, 2013

Minister to meet with Tipperary food firm as 104 jobs go in plant closure

Dawn Fresh Foods is closing its plant in Fethard, Co Tipperary with the loss of over 100 jobs by the end of this year.

# horsemeat - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management Horsemeat This post contains videos

Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management

In an interview with, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Just one prosecution being sought over horsemeat scandal

Minister Simon Coveney says he is not going to court unless he knows he can win.

# horsemeat - Monday 10 June, 2013

Column: Growing distrust towards European regulators shows we need evidence-based policy making

The BSE crisis in the UK, the tainted blood scandal in France and the recent horse meat fiasco are just some of the scandals that have hit Europe. But the response to public outcry, unfortunately, usually throws science out the window, writes Prof Rangar Lofsted.

# horsemeat - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Burger King returns to 100% Irish beef

The fast food restaurant chain ended its partnership with ABP Group earlier this year because of the horsemeat scandal.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Convenience food sales up for Greencore despite horsemeat scandal

The firm, run by Minister Simon Coveney’s brother, was caught up in the scandal when one of its products was found to have equine DNA.

# horsemeat - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Equine database set up following horsemeat scandal

Minister Simon Coveney also wants tighter controls on the movement of horses.

# horsemeat - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week in news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week in news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: making it easier for everyone to be insolvent; Alan Shatter’s beliebers; Quinnsolvency and waking up the Troika in the middle of the night…

# horsemeat - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Wednesday.

Ikea may still sell horsemeat tainted meatballs

The meatballs would only be sold or given away in Sweden, however. The company has said that Ikea stores in other countries would have to follow local rules and regulations.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

The Evening with added rock 'n' roll billboards

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

EU horsemeat tests put Ireland in the clear

All beef samples tested negative for horse DNA though one horse carcase was found to have traces of bute and is now under investigation.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

European Commission expected to publish horsemeat test results today

The results were to be submitted to the commission by yesterday, 15 April, and are expected to be published today.

# horsemeat - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands

Earlier the Netherlands’ food safety agency said that a Dutch supplier may have distributed as much as 50,000 tonnes of contaminated beef to companies across Europe.

# horsemeat - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bute found in Asda's corned beef product

The supermarket said testing revealed “very low levels” of the drug.

Horsemeat scandal to play 'significant role' in Irish food business growth

A new Europe-wide focus on labelling and traceability could increase turnover for these businesses over the next year, according to a new report.

# horsemeat - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland? Food Safety This post contains videos

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

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