Poultry company’s slow demise

Last Monday morning, long before most of the 300 staff arrived for work at Castlemahon Food Products, the four directors of the company gathered at a specially convened board meeting at the firm’s headquarters in Newcastle West, Co Limerick.

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Ian Kehoe

30th September, 2006

Last Monday morning, long before most of the 300 staff arrived for work at Castlemahon Food Products, the four directors of the company gathered at a specially convened board meeting at the firm’s headquarters in Newcastle West, Co Limerick.

It was the latest in a series of conferences between the four men. For the past month, they had been assessing the financial position of the €80 million poultry company on an almost daily basis.

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