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(...)

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(...)

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