A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone is in place around a pullet-rearing poultry operation outside Clough in Co. Antrim following a suspect outbreak of a notifiable strain of avian influenza (bird flu).

The Department was alerted to the issue on New Year’s Eve, with test results analysed by AFBI suggesting it was a notifiable strain of the disease. As a result, DAERA ordered culling of around 30,000 birds at the site.