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2008 Irish Pork Crisis
The Irish pork crisis of 2008 was a dioxin contamination incident in Ireland that led to an international recall of pork products from Ireland produced between September and early December of that year.[1] It was disclosed in early December 2008 that contaminated animal feed supplied by one Irish manufacturer to thirty-seven beef farms and nine pig farms across Republic of Ireland, and eight beef farms and one dairy farm in Northern Ireland, had caused the contamination of pork with between 80 and 200 times the EU's recommended limit for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs i.e. 0.2 ng/g TEQ fat (0.2 ppb).[2] The Food Safety Authority of Ireland moved on 6 December to recall from the market all Irish pork products dating from 1 September 2008 to that date
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County Carlow
County Carlow (Irish: Contae Cheatharlach) is a county in Ireland, part of the South-East Region and the province of Leinster.[8] It is named after the town of Carlow, which lies on the River Barrow. Carlow County Council is the local authority. The population was 54,612 at the 2011 census.Contents1 Geography and political subdivisions1.1 Baronies 1.2 Towns and villages2 Local government and politics 3 Sport 4 People 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksGeography and political subdivisions[edit] Carlow, or "Ceatharlach" originally part of the Norman Palantine-county of Leinster, became a separate county probably around 1306.[9] At that time it was larger than today, extending to and including the coastal area around Arklow, though control of this area became disputed with the Irish chieftains of the area
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Transformer Oil
Transformer
Transformer
oil or insulating oil is an oil that is stable at high temperatures and has excellent electrical insulating properties. It is used in oil-filled transformers, some types of high-voltage capacitors, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and some types of high-voltage switches and circuit breakers
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Brian Cowen
Brian Bernard Cowen (born 10 January 1960) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach
Taoiseach
from 2008 to 2011, Leader of Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
from 2008 to 2011, Minister for Foreign Affairs from January 2011 to March 2011 and 2000 to 2004, Minister for Defence from February 2011 to March 2011, Tánaiste
Tánaiste
from 2007 to 2008, Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil
Leader of Fianna Fáil
from 2002 to 2008, Minister for Finance from 2004 to 2008, Minister for Health and Children from 1997 to 2000, Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications from 1993 to 1994, Minister for Energy in January 1993 and Minister for Labour from 1992 to 1993
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Minister For Agriculture, Food And The Marine
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
(Irish: An tAire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara) is the senior minister at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in the Government of Ireland. Historically, the agriculture portfolio has gone under a number of different names; the holder has often borne the title of simply Minister for Agriculture. The current Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
is Michael Creed, TD
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Brendan Smith (politician)
Brendan Coleman Smith (born 1 June 1956) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade since April 2016 and Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since 1992, currently for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency. He previously served as Minister for Justice and Law Reform from January 2011 to March 2011, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 2008 to 2011, Minister of State for Children from 2007 to 2008 and Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture from 2004 to 2007.[1] Born in Cavan
Cavan
in 1956, Smith was educated at Bawnboy
Bawnboy
national school, St. Camillus College Killucan, County Westmeath, and University College Dublin where he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics
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Minister For Health (Ireland)
The Minister for Health (Irish: An tAire Sláinte) is the senior minister at the Department of Health in the Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
and is responsible for healthcare in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
and related services. The current Minister for Health is Simon Harris, TD
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Mary Harney
Mary Harney
Mary Harney
(born 11 March 1953) is an Irish former politician. She served as Tánaiste
Tánaiste
from 1997 to 2006, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from 1997 to 2004, and as Minister for Health and Children from 2004 to 2011. She also served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-West and Dublin Mid-West constituencies from 1981 to 2011. She was leader of the Progressive Democrats party between 1993 and 2006 and again from 2007 to 2008. She resumed her role as leader in 2007 after her successor, Michael McDowell, lost his seat at the 2007 general election
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Trevor Sargent
Trevor Sargent (born 26 July 1960) is a former Irish Green Party politician who served as Minister of State for Food and Horticulture from 2007 to 2010 and Leader of the Green Party from 2001 to 2007. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency from 1992 to 2011.[1]Contents1 Personal life 2 Local politics 3 Dáil Éireann 4 Post politics 5 References 6 External linksPersonal life[edit] Sargent trained as a primary school teacher in the Church of Ireland College of Education. In 1981, he started teaching in the Model School Dunmanway West Cork. In 1983, he was appointed Principal of St. George's National School in Balbriggan, County Dublin, which was his home for 30 years. He is a fluent Irish speaker and has made many appearances on the Irish-language TV channel TG4. He was a guest judge on TG4's Feirm Factor and a guest gardener for Season 2 of Garrai Glas in 2011. He also made an appearance on The Podge and Rodge Show on 10 April 2006
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Mary Wallace
Mary Wallace (born 13 June 1959) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath and Meath East constituencies from 1989 to 2011.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Wallace was born in County Dublin
County Dublin
in 1959. She was educated at the Loreto Convents in Balbriggan
Balbriggan
and North Great Georges Street, Dublin and the College of Commerce, Rathmines
Rathmines
where she received a diploma in Hospital and Health Services Administration. Following this she went on to work as a Personnel Executive in Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown
Hospital. Political career[edit] Wallace first held political office in 1982 when she was elected to Meath County Council. She served on that authority until 1997
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Fine Gael
Fine Gael
Fine Gael
(/ˌfiːnə ˈɡeɪl/ FEE-nə GAYL;[6] English: Family or Tribe of the Irish) is a liberal-conservative[7][8] and Christian democratic[9][10] political party in Ireland. Fine Gael
Fine Gael
is currently the governing and largest party in Ireland in terms of members of the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
and Irish members of European Parliament.[11] The party has a membership of 35,000,[12] and is the senior partner governing in a minority coalition with several independent politicians, with party leader Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar
serving as Taoiseach
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Michael Creed
Michael William Creed (born 29 June 1963) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since 2007 and previously between 1989 to 2002, currently for the Cork North–West constituency.[1] He is the son of the late former TD and Minister of State Donal Creed.[2] Career[edit] Born in Macroom
Macroom
in 1963. Creed was educated at St. Colman's College, Fermoy
Fermoy
and De La Salle College, in Macroom. He went on to third level at University College Cork
University College Cork
and the College of Commerce, Rathmines.[3] His qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma of Education and a Diploma in Legal Studies.[4] He became a member of Cork County Council
Cork County Council
in 1987. He served as a Councillor until 2007
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Foot-and-mouth Disease
Foot-and-mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease
or hoof-and-mouth disease (Aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids.[1][2] The virus causes a high fever for approximately two to six days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness. Foot-and-mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease
(FMD) has very severe implications for animal farming, since it is highly infectious and can be spread by infected animals comparatively easily through contact with contaminated farming equipment, vehicles, clothing, feed and by domestic and wild predators.[3] Its containment demands considerable efforts in vaccination, strict monitoring, trade restrictions, quarantines and occasionally the culling of animals. Susceptible animals include cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs,[4][5] antelope, deer, and bison
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Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Raidió Teilifís Éireann[2] (Irish pronunciation: [ˈradʲo ˈtʲɛlʲəfʲiːʃ ˈeːrʲən] ( listen); Radio
Radio
[and] Television
Television
of Ireland; abbreviated as RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. It both produces programmes and broadcasts them on television, radio and the Internet. The radio service began on 1 January 1926,[3] while regular television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961,[4] making it one of the oldest continuously operating public service broadcasters in the world. RTÉ also publishes a weekly lifestyle magazine called the RTÉ Guide. RTÉ is financed by a television licence fee and through advertising. Some RTÉ services are only funded by advertising, while other RTÉ services are only funded by the licence fee. RTÉ is a statutory body, run by a board appointed by the Government of Ireland
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Department Of Agriculture, Food And The Marine
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
(Irish: An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara) is a department of the Government of Ireland. The mission of the department is to lead the sustainable development of a competitive, consumer focused agri-food sector and to contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society. It is led by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
who is assisted by one Minister of State.Contents1 Departmental team 2 Overview 3 History3.1 Statutes4 References 5 External linksDepartmental team[edit] The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin
Dublin
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Garda Síochána
An Garda Síochána
Garda Síochána
(Irish pronunciation: [ən ˈɡaːrd̪ə ˈʃiːxaːn̪ˠə]; meaning "the Guardian of the Peace"), more commonly referred to as the Gardaí ([ˈɡaːɾˠd̪ˠiː] "Guardians") or "the Guards", is the police force of the Republic of Ireland. The service is headed by the Garda Commissioner
Garda Commissioner
who is appointed by the Irish Government
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