High Court proceedings are being taken against Enfer Technology Unlimited Company by the estate of former vet Dr Michael O’Connor, now deceased.

O’Connor led the Enfer group of companies in developing a rapid test for BSE in cattle in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The test went on to be widely used in Ireland and the EU, and played a key role in reassuring consumers about the safety of Irish beef at a time of major crisis.