'It's embarrassing how good everyone has been to us': Glenisk rises from devastating fire – The Irish Times

Vincent Cleary, the managing director of Glenisk yoghurt factory, in Killeigh, Co Offaly, steps out of his car in the plant’s yard to say hello. The car has become his on-site office since last month’s devastating fire.

Five miles away, in Tullamore, some staff are working out of rooms in the Tullamore Court Hotel, while another team operates from the former Tullamore Dew premises, as everyone tries to get back into operation before Christmas.

Cleary has been humbled frequently during recent weeks by the kindness of friends, neighbours, strangers, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, whose calls he missed.

Offers of help came in from every co-op, every dairy, not only in Ireland, but on these islands and further afield

The examples are many. A colleague spoke with the Tullamore Court Hotel about room rates to house office staff: “She came back and said they won’t take our money. It’s embarrassing

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