Robert Christie’s ‘tragic death brings to the fore again the risks associated with slurry tanks’, said coroner Suzanne Anderson. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner delivered a stark warning of the dangers of mixing slurry after he presided over the inquest for an eight-year-old schoolboy who died from i(...)

Brian and Norma Rohan with their children, Emily (11 months) and Julie (2),  on the family farm in Shanahoe, Co Laois. Brian’s father, Liam, died in a farm accident. Photograph: Pat Moore.

All that fresh air and physical activity means that farming is seen as a very healthy occupation. But, as the tragic death of an eight-year-old boy in(...)

Robert Christie’s father, also Robert, is understood to be in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

The death of a boy in a farming incident in north Antrim has triggered shock and sadness and prompted renewed warnings about the dangers of working w(...)