Meat Industry Ireland

MII: €100 million scheme ‘an important step’ in response to post-Brexit trade

MII: €100 million scheme ‘an important step’ in response to post-Brexit trade

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has welcomed the opening of the €100 million capital investment programme for primary food processing. Reacting...

February 3, 2021

‘Remarkable performance’ from Irish meat exports in a difficult 2020

‘Remarkable performance’ from Irish meat exports in a difficult 2020

Considering the challenges faced in 2020, exports in the Irish meat sector “delivered a remarkable performance”, Meat Industry Ireland (MII)...

January 13, 2021

€100 million Brexit scheme for food processing ‘not of immediate help to farmers’

€100 million Brexit scheme for food processing ‘not of immediate help to farmers’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has shown concern that the €100 million Brexit scheme announced for the food processing sector will...

December 29, 2020

Meat industry: ‘Economic hit will be immediate – so too must be response’

Meat industry: ‘Economic hit will be immediate – so too must be response’

A no-deal Brexit could see tariffs of up to €926 million slapped onto Irish meat exports annually – which is...

December 9, 2020

Meat industry ‘strongly refutes’ MRCI claims on safety and employment

Meat industry ‘strongly refutes’ MRCI claims on safety and employment

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has strongly refuted claims made by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) regarding health and safety...

November 25, 2020

Comments linking Covid-19 test times and beef price prove contentious

Comments linking Covid-19 test times and beef price prove contentious

Comments by Meat Industry Ireland (MII) in the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response that delays in Covid-19 testing could...

August 14, 2020

Meat Industry Ireland to stress need for 24-hour test results in plants

Meat Industry Ireland to stress need for 24-hour test results in plants

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) will stress the importance of turning around Covid-19 test results in less than 24 hours in...

August 13, 2020

‘Robust exchange of views’ on Covid-19 held between SIPTU and MII

‘Robust exchange of views’ on Covid-19 held between SIPTU and MII

Representatives from trade union SIPTU and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) met today to discuss tackling the problem of Covid-19 clusters...

August 10, 2020

MII and acting chief medical officer meet to review protocols in plants

MII and acting chief medical officer meet to review protocols in plants

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has said that it spoke this morning, Friday, August 7, with the acting chief medical officer...

August 7, 2020

Report on Covid-19 in meat factories ‘a fine work of fiction’ – Smith

Report on Covid-19 in meat factories ‘a fine work of fiction’ – Smith

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has described Ibec’s submission on Covid-19 cases in meat factories as “a fine work...

July 16, 2020

MII reps told it is their ‘job to know’ Covid-19 cases breakdown in factories

MII reps told it is their ‘job to know’ Covid-19 cases breakdown in factories

Independent TD Richard O’Donoghue told representatives of Meat Industry Ireland (MII) that it is their “job to know” the breakdown...

July 14, 2020

‘Principles of fairness and equity seem to be lacking’ in meat industry – Cairns

‘Principles of fairness and equity seem to be lacking’ in meat industry – Cairns

“Principles of fairness and equity seem to be lacking” in the meat industry, according to TD Holly Cairns. Addressing the...

July 13, 2020

‘Double standards’ in meat industry ‘not acceptable’ – Carthy

‘Double standards’ in meat industry ‘not acceptable’ – Carthy

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said he believes the “double standards” in the meat industry are “not acceptable”. Speaking at...

July 10, 2020

60% of Covid-19 positive meat plant staff ‘recovered and returned’ to work – MII

60% of Covid-19 positive meat plant staff ‘recovered and returned’ to work – MII

An estimated 60% of meat plant employees, who tested positive for Covid-19, have recovered and have returned to work, Meat...

May 19, 2020

ICSA dismisses MII ‘scaremongering’ on sheep

ICSA dismisses MII ‘scaremongering’ on sheep

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has criticised Meat Industry Ireland (MII) for what it claimed was “scaremongering”...

April 8, 2020

MII using ‘delaying tactics’ in taskforce – Cullinan

MII using ‘delaying tactics’ in taskforce – Cullinan

One of the candidates at the ongoing Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) presidential election has claimed that Meat Industry Ireland (MII),...

December 5, 2019

‘All injunctions have not been set aside’ – ICSA

‘All injunctions have not been set aside’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has claimed that there are still outstanding injunctions on farmers from meat...

October 14, 2019

Creed fears MII decision will ‘entrench positions’

Creed fears MII decision will ‘entrench positions’

Minister Michael Creed has called on Meat Industry Ireland (MII) to “make every effort to avoid action that might lead...

September 9, 2019