Last year was the worst year for farm deaths since 1991. Thirty people lost their lives in incidents which mainly involved machinery and animals

It’s the little things that stay with you when you watch the video testimonies about the impact of fatal farm accidents. The green knitted cap floatin(...)

Some 30 people died in farm accidents in 2014, the highest number since 1991. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Farm safety campaigner Brian Rohan has warned last year’s high number of farm deaths could be exceeded this year because of the removal of the milk qu(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has urged farming families to think about the dangers around their farms

The latest death of a child in a farm accident brings to five the number of children killed in farm-related accidents this year. Some 23 people hav(...)

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co. Laois, yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The impact of a death from a farm accident was laid bare at the ploughing championships yesterday when a video was screened showing how the family (...)

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(...)