Dermot Hogan

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Last year was the worst year for farm deaths since 1991. Thirty people lost their lives in incidents which mainly involved machinery and animals

It’s the little things that stay with you when you watch the video testimonies about the impact of fatal farm accidents. The green knitted cap floatin(...)

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(...)

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co. Laois, yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The impact of a death from a farm accident was laid bare at the ploughing championships yesterday when a video was screened showing how the family (...)

 Competitors in the under-40 horse ploughing  at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co. Laois yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The second day of the National Ploughing Championships got underway in brilliant sunshine at Ratheniska, Co Laois this morning and it is on track to a(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to see their workplace through their children’s eyes on National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

There has never been a greater emphasis on farm safety, yet this is turning out to be a very dark year for farm deaths. Some 17 people have died in fa(...)

File photograph of Senior Offaly Hurling team earlier this year. Photograp: James Crombie/Inpho

A tight knit community has been left stunned by the untimely death of Offaly Under 21 hurling manager Dermot Hogan yesterday.The 45-year-old father-of(...)