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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Foot and Mouth

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# Foot and Mouth
'We had to walk through disinfectant buckets in our boots... You weren't allowed meet up in groups'
JP Rooney and Colm Nally recall how the Wee County suffered from the foot and mouth disease.
# Foot and Mouth
'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'
Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.
# Looking Back
'I'm acutely aware of the danger': When Ireland entered crisis mode for Foot and Mouth disease in 2001
19 years ago it was livestock and farmers’ livelihoods at stake.
# Only a game?
Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos
The Ireland v Italy game is almost certain to be postponed because of the Coronavirus, evoking memories of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis forced rugby to look at the bigger picture.
# control measures
In pictures: When Foot & Mouth had us all on edge ... and those little blue tubs were EVERYWHERE
The country was plunged into crisis-control mode — and the stringent control measures had an impact on virtually everyone in the State.
# Supreme Court
Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation
Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.
# Vietnam
Schools close in Vietnam after virus outbreak kills over 100 children
Over 57,000 have fallen ill in Vietnam this year from a hand, foot and mouth virus which typically affects up to 15,000 children a year.