Low supply levels put jobs at risk
Dozens of jobs are under threat as the big freeze has turned its icy grip on one of the country's best known food manufacturers.
Batchelors has put 40 workers on protective notice at its Dublin plant because it was running out of water needed to can peas, beans and juices.
The factory at Bannow Road, Cabra, is believed to be the second biggest user of public water in the capital, after Guinness.
The company insisted the threat was directly related to the crisis in reservoir levels.
A spokeswoman vowed the protective notice on jobs would be lifted if, and when, supplies return to normal.