Rescue of Clonmel pork rib processor saves 65 jobs at plant

SPECIALIST pork rib processor Ribworld has been purchased out of receivership by M&M Walshe — part of the Callan Bacon Group — in a deal that secures the 65 jobs at the processing plant in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Liam Dowdall of Smith & Williamson Freaney had continued to operate the plant as a going concern since his appointment as receiver and manager by Bank of Scotland last month.

Mr Dowdall said: “We had a confidence that Ribworld would attract investment and we are pleased to secure the employment of a skilled labour force which will be an important element of the continued future success of the company.”

Ribworld is one of Europe’s largest producers of pre-cooked pork ribs. It has a strong core market in Ireland and abroad, particularly in Scandinavia.

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