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Darragh McCullough: The legacy of an epidemic — the toll of the Foot and Mouth cull is still being felt 20 years on

Foot and Mouth was like a warm-up act for the calamity that Covid has turned out to be

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Draconian measures: Slaughtered sheep at a farm on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth in March 2001 Photo: PA

Draconian measures: Slaughtered sheep at a farm on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth in March 2001 Photo: PA

Draconian measures: Slaughtered sheep at a farm on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth in March 2001 Photo: PA

It’s 20 years ago this month since the first case of Foot and Mouth disease was identified on a farm near the Ballymascanlon Hotel on the Cooley peninsula.

The hotel became the temporary HQ for the Department of Agriculture, army personnel and a bevvy of reporters who knew this was going to be one of the biggest stories of the year.


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