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(...)

T	he deaths of two men in a farming incident in Co Donegal last night is being investigated.

The Health and Safety Authority has started an investigation into the deaths of two in a farm incident in Co Donegal last night.The bodies have been t(...)

The men, believed to be in their 50s, were working to change a tyre on a tractor at a farm at Killygordon, when the tyre exploded. Photograph: Frank Miller

Two men have died in a farm accident in Co Donegal. The men, both believed to be in their 50s, were working to change a tyre on a tractor at a farm at(...)

Richard Davis (46) a heating and plumbing contractor from Serenity, Killanully, Ballygarvan, Co Cork pictured leaving Cork Circuit Court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

A plumber has been acquitted of the manslaughter of a woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a Cork Hotel following her cousin’s hen party.Ric(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: said dairy farmers needed support at local and European level to deal with volatility in milk prices. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Correspondent, in Naas Dairy farmers have been urged to avoid “groupthink” and getting carried away with expansion plans just because milk quotas are(...)

Up to 1,000 lives have been saved since the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) was established 25 years ago, a conference was told yesterday.Speaking (...)

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(...)

Dr Margaret Bolster: Assistant State Pathologist  to carry out  postmortem today.

Gardaí have begun an investigation following a farm incident in Co Cork last night which claimed the life of one child and left another in a critical (...)

Billy O’Driscoll’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem examination will take place today. Photograph: Google Street View

Health and Safety Authority (HSA) inspectors have begun an examination of the scene of a workplace accident in Bandon in Co Cork in which a pensioner (...)

Prof Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc and Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority at the National Conference on Farm Safety and Health in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Farm accidents have killed some 20 people this year but farmers have been warned this could rise as enterprises expand when milk quotas are lifted n(...)