A report into civil search and rescue flights has found a ‘disconnect’ between agencies with regards to whois responsible for safety and legal oversight. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) should be “formally and clearly” assigned responsibility for legal and safety oversight of civil search and rescue (...)

Sanofi said two members of its Waterford site team were injured and brought by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Two female employees have been injured in a chemical incident at Sanofi laboratory in Waterford, that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. At approximate(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed: “Sadly we still grapple with the challenge of farm accidents and fatalities.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Though it was billed as an opportunity to highlight farming as the most dangerous job in Ireland, few could have anticipated that there would be three(...)

The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 54-year-old woman has been killed on her farm in Headford, Co Galway. The woman was found dead in a field on Monday afternoon. There was (...)

A  man has died after being badly injured while making  silage near Claremorris in Co Mayo. File image: iStock.

Two inquiries are underway following the death of a man in a farm accident in Co Mayo. The incident occurred at Clogher, Claremorris on Saturday mor(...)

Only 6 per cent of the workforce is employed in agriculture and yet half of all occupational fatalities occur there. Photograph: Frank Miller

Agriculture is the most dangerous occupation in the State. For every fatality in the sector – they make up more than half of all workplace deaths – mo(...)

Agriculture has one of the highest rates of fatality among workplaces in Ireland, according to a report by the ESRI and the Health and Safety Authority. Photograph: Frank Miller

The publication of a report on workplace injury and illness by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Health and Safety Authority ((...)

Members of the Garda Under Water Unit  search at Skerries harbour after a fishing boat sank on May 26th, 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed no prosecution in the case of a fisherman who died after the fishing vessel he was working on capsize(...)

Guidance published by the Health and Safety Authority says nail products including acrylic nail liquids can cause dermatitis and allergic reactions. Image: iStock

Workers in nail bars are putting their health in danger through poor understanding of the risks of handling certain chemicals used in the sector, the (...)

A search operation involving divers, gardaí, ambulance and fire personnel as well as the Rescue 118 helicopter  was launched  after Ian Smith fell into the River Clady.

The man killed when he fell into a river at Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal on Monday has been named. He was 65-year-old Ian Smith from Ederny, Co Fermana(...)

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