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(...)

A Shannon airport-based worker, who was sacked for refusing to drive a company vehicle that was not taxed or insured, has been awarded €50,000 for his unfair dismissal. Image: iStock.

A Shannon airport-based worker, who was sacked for refusing to drive a company vehicle that was not taxed or insured, has been awarded €50,000 for his(...)

The HSA said 14 elderly farmers were killed “many of them working alone at the time of the accident. Finding supports for elderly farmers or farmers working alone is something that needs to be addressed”. Image: iStock

Forty seven people died in work-related incidents last year – one more than in 2016. The most vulnerable group were elderly farmers. Of the 47 peopl(...)

Puddles, splashes of colour in cow pens, noisy farmers and barking dogs make for unhappy and significantly more stressed cattle, a major international study has found. File photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Puddles, splashes of colour in cow pens, noisy farmers and barking dogs make for unhappy and significantly more stressed cattle, a major international(...)

 Betty Harrington from Cork who was found dead in a room of the Connemara Lake Hotel in Oughterard, Co Galway.

The woman found dead in a hotel room in Co Galway earlier this week has been named as Betty Harrington, a mother of five from Cork . Her body was dis(...)

“All employers have a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy workplace, and this duty extends to mental as well as physical safety and health.” File photograph: Getty Images

Employers have been urged to be alert for the signs of work-related stress in their organisations and to use a new online tool to help them measure an(...)

Ophelia waves crash into the town of Summercove near Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: John Allen

Two men have died in separate incidents while carrying out repairs to farm buildings in Cork and Wicklow. In Cork, a 52–year–old man died while carr(...)

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have started separate investigations into the death of a 33-year-old man in a workplace incident on a farm (...)

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend, Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is carrying out a criminal investigation into a lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator, in June, which resulted in(...)

Farming: a fast-changing sector

There may be clouds on the horizon because of Brexit, but the majority of farmers who attended the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly this (...)

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