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Meat plants continue to need workers from abroad as Irish supply 'not currently available'
Representatives from Meat Industry Ireland and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland were before politicians today.
Covid-19: Meat plant outbreak in west of Ireland led to over 100 additional cases in community
A number of linked cases of Covid-19 were highlighted by health officials at this evening’s briefing.
Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
In an interview with, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.
Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos
Inspections of meat processing plants by the Health and Safety Authority have raised a range of concerns.
Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.
Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry
Siptu division organiser Greg Ennis said that serial testing must be maintained at meat plants going forward.
Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.
'Right decision': HSE boss says suspension of meat plant testing was necessary to deal with surge in demand elsewhere
The serial testing has been suspended in order to meet the surge in demand for community testing.
HSE says testing at meat plants suspended until next week to help meet 'significant rise in demand' for community tests
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy described the decision as “reckless” and “inexplicable”.
Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk
Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.
Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told
Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.
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.
Meat processing plant in Co Antrim to close temporarily after workers test positive for Covid-19
Cranswick Country Foods in Cullybackey is set to close temporarily from Saturday.
Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision
Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Morning Memo: Berlin D2 blues, meat plant sick pay and our short attention span
Focus has shifted from the meat industry to the pub and hospitality sector since the weekend.
The Explainer: What the Covid-19 clusters tell us about the meat industry in Ireland
This week’s episode of the podcast discusses how meat plants work and how staff are treated.
Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant
This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.
Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.
'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.
Committee to hear 'more than 40 meat plant workers in one town sharing accommodation'
Union representatives will tell committee members that the industry contains ‘unrivalled vectors’ for the transmission of the virus.
Why were there so many clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants? TDs to hear experiences of staff today
The Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response will also hear from Department of Health officials on the re-opening of schools today.
Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms
There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.
Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19
More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.
HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%'
Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that there “are a number of cases in which there are contact and communications difficulties”.
NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories
Last night it emerged that 828 workers have been diagnosed across the country.
Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'
There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.