A spokesman said the Health and Safety Authority  would welcome the opportunity to meet with the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to discuss farm safety and its strategies for dealing with what was a serious issue.  Photographs: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Health and Safety Authority has agreed to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture next Thursday [JAN 29TH]to face questions about it(...)

The man was been airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital, Co Donegal, after suffering serious chest injuries in an explosion at a factory.

A man has been airlifted to hospital in Co Donegal after suffering serious chest injuries in a factory accident.It is understood the victim, who is 66(...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Lower Main Street, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,  where a woman was  hit by a van on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Thomas Gallagher

Almost half of those killed in vehicles on the Republic’s roads last year were not wearing seat belts, according to provisional figures from the Road(...)

Using a vehicle without an NCT is now under the fixed charge notice system. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The National Car Testing Service (NCT) provided 200 free tests last week to customers unable to get an appointment within the timeframe specified in t(...)

Emergency services responded to the scene of a workplace incident in Co Roscommon today and a man was airlifted by helicopter to Galway University Hospital but was later pronounced dead.   File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Two men died today in separate workplace incidents in Counties Wexford and Roscommon. In Wexford, a man was killed after being buried under grain at a(...)

Turning back the mileage is adding billions to the values of used cars across Europe.

Car clocking, or the practice of turning back the mileage on a car in order to sell it for a higher price, was made officially illegal earlier this ye(...)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, where the exhibit, entitled Nas Quebradas, was on display during the summer. Photograph: George Munday/Getty

Traces of asbestos have been found in an exhibit that had been on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma). Traces were found in a work(...)

 Judge Patrick Durcan: dismissed cases on the basis that Go Safe staff were unable to demonstrate the requisite legal authority for them to give evidence on behalf of gardaí in relation to speeding  cases in court. Photograph Tony Grehan/Press 22

The Department of Justice is to seek a report from the Garda after almost 100 speeding cases detected by Go Safe vans were dismissed by a district co(...)

Prof Walter McNicholas told a road safety conference today that short rests should not be seen as a cure for tiredness but as a  temporary relief.

People who suffer from sleep apnoea (a condition in which breathing is disrupted during sleep) are seven times more likely to fall asleep while drivin(...)

The farm in Newtownshandrum, Co Cork where an 8-year-old girl was killed and her 11-year-old friend critically injured by a tractor yesterday. Photograph: Provision

Health and Safety Authority inspectors have begun examining the scene of a fatal farm accident in Co Cork at the weekend which claimed the life of an (...)