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 (...)

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died in an accident at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

A former national ploughing champion has died following a farm accident in Co Wexford. The man, who has been named as father-of-three Martin Kehoe j(...)

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. A man is in a serious condition in the hospital after falling from a teleporter. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A man is in a serious condition after falling from a teleporter at a house in Co Offaly. An 11-year-old boy was also injured in the incident, but hi(...)

Life on farms is almost 50 per cent more dangerous than working in the construction sector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Twenty lives were lost on Irish farms last year and one of the victims was a child. It’s an appalling figure – so bad that farming organisations are c(...)

When contacted, a spokeswoman for Environmental Protection Agency  deflected questions about asbestos in public piping to the Health and Safety Authority

Asbestos can be found in approximately 6,300km of Ireland’s water mains, but there is no evidence to show that the use of this type of piping is dange(...)

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the death of a one-year-old child in a farming incident in Kilkenny on Thursday. I(...)

The Corrib gas tunnel is scheduled to be 4.8km-long and will stretch under Sruwaddacon Bay to the Ballinaboy terminal. Photograph: The Irish Times

A German civil engineering company involved in building the Corrib Gas tunnel has been fined €300,000 following the death of a contractor. The firm (...)

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