Research conducted by Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority has revealed a marked increase in the incidence of farm deaths over the last five years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Older farmers are accounting for a disproportionate amount of farm-related fatalities, particularly those who have returned to an agricultural setting(...)

The Health and Safety Authority has defended its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child under seven in the cab of a tractor or agricultural vehicle

The Health and Safety Authority has criticised the negative response from the farming community to its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child un(...)

Farm dangers: some 20,000 farmers in Ireland  have some form of disability, according to Teagasc

An estimated 20,000 farmers have some form of disability, according to Teagasc’s national health and safety officer John McNamara. He told the semina(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to see their workplace through their children’s eyes on National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

There has never been a greater emphasis on farm safety, yet this is turning out to be a very dark year for farm deaths. Some 17 people have died in fa(...)

 John Dundon is driven under escort, from the Special Criminal Court, after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Carl O’BrienFive years after a murder which shook the city of Limerick and shocked the entire country, John Dundon has begun a life sentence for killi(...)

The Special Criminal Court has found that John Dundon was responsible for the killing of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick almost five years ago.

John Dundon has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick almost five years ago.The Special Criminal(...)

MrJustice Nicholas Kearns: presided over the trial at the Special Criminal Court.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A court has been told John Dundon’s carelessness in describing a man he wanted killed caused the death of innocent rugby player Shane Geoghegan. The S(...)

 John Dundon who is on trial for the murder of Garryowen player Shane Geoghegan in 2008.

The prosecution has closed its case in the trial of Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan almost five yea(...)

John Dundon: arriving at Dublin Special Criminal Court yesterday morning.  He pleaded not guilty to murder.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s key witness in the trial of Limerick man John Dundon for the shooting dead of rugby player Shane Geoghegan has rejected suggestions she h(...)

 A jug of mixed roses. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Over the past few weeks, that Elvis Costello song, Good Year For The Roses just keeps popping into my head. The reason, of course, is the sun, which i(...)