Tipperary man takes High Court action.


A County Tipperary man claims he contracted brucellosis while working as a plumber in meat rendering plants.

Matthew Ryan of Bianconi Drive, Clonmel is suing a number of meat plants and his employer.

The 67 year old was diagnosed with the disease in 2006.

Mister Ryan is now taking a High Court action against his former employer, Cahir based E. Buttimer and Company as well as National By-Products Ltd and Anglo Irish Beef Processors.

The defendants deny the claim and plead contributory negligence.

The hearing is continuing before Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill.