24 May 2022

Laois not happy after national media gets it wrong on meat factory location

Laois not happy after national media gets it wrong on meat factory location

The Irish Examiner has mistakenly put a meat factory outbreak in Laois

A national newspaper has mistakenly claimed that a Covid-19 outbreak has taken place in Laois.

An online story in the Irish examiner says that the meat factory is in Timahoe, Laois, instead of its actual location 76km away of Timahoe in Kildare.

Laois people are faced with restrictions despite having no outbreaks in meat factories in the county.

There is only one meat plant in Laois, the Meadow Meats beef abbatoir in Rathdowney which has not had any reported cases.

Hopes remain that Laois may be taken out of the zone early if cases continue to level off here.

The replies have been swift on social media to ask them to correct the story.

Laois Tourism has informed the paper that our Timahoe does however have a very fine round tower. 

Someone else has kindly shown them a map.

Former Laois senator and journalist John Whelan tweeted this. 

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