Without additional efforts to prevent injuries and illness, the rates of work-related injury and illness are likely to increase with economic recovery

How safe do you feel at work? While many of us are lucky enough to be in low-risk jobs in which health and safety is considered of paramount importanc(...)

Fearghal Beamish from Clonakilty suffered fatal injuries while working in the yard of Clona Dairy Products. Photograph: Facebook

The funeral of a young man killed in a workplace accident in west Cork on Tuesday will take place on Friday as gardaí and the Health and Safety Author(...)

Gardaí and the HSA have begun separate investigations after the death of a man at a dairy in Co Cork.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations after a young man died at a dairy in west Cork. The man, named locally (...)

Julie Bayfield, the wife of late Stephen Bayfield, leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after Irish Ferries was fined €125,000. Photograph: Court Collins

Irish Ferries has been fined €125,000 for failing to have designated pedestrian walkways at a Dublin Port cargo area where a crane driver was crushed (...)

Stephen Harris, brother of Alan Harris, has died in Beaumont Hospital following an industrial incident earlier this week.

Stephen Harris, brother of Alan Harris who died after being overcome by toxic fumes, has died at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Alan Harris (45) was do(...)

 Alf McGlew and Andrew Purcell with Minister of State Ged Nash and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, participants in a Teagasc farm safety walk on their farm at Grangebellew, Co Louth. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Minister for Agriculture has vowed that this year will mark a turning point for farm safety after the loss of 30 lives in farm deaths last year.Si(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard how Michael Reynolds (73) was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pensioner was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine, an inquest has heard.Michael Rey(...)

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(...)

Farms are  “a dangerous place. We need to go in and farm defensively, think defensively. We have to get a change in attitudes,” IFA president  Eddie Downey has said. “We cannot keep going on losing lives the way we are.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Farmers are involved in more fatal incidents because lack of profit is forcing them to work longer hours to support their families, IFA president Eddi(...)

Inquest: Gerry O’Connell, father of under-21 Clare hurler Gearóid, was crushed under tractor trailer

A coroner has made a fresh appeal to farmers on farm safety after hearing how a father of an All-Ireland under-21 hurler died in a farm accident last(...)