Risky farming practices include not checking that machinery is in good working order before use, according to a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute. File photograph: Bloomberg

The fatality rate for farmers was 10 times that of the average worker between 2009 and 2015, a trend which may be explained in part by excessive risk-(...)

The Killarney  Plaza Hotel Killarney, where a lift ‘catastrophically collapsed’ down four floors in 2011.

A guilty verdict has been returned in the trial of an engineering company for the “shoddy and unsafe” installation of a lift in the Killarney Plaza Ho(...)

A man died in a workplace accident in Co Galway on Sunday.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating the death of a man during work on pontoons in the south Connemara harbour of Ros-a-Mhíl on Sund(...)

Two men have died in workplace accidents in Ulster and Leinster. Photograph: iStock

Two men have died in separate workplace-related accidents, it has been confirmed. A man died on a farm at Adamstown, Co Wexford, on Monday morning. (...)

Aer Lingus is facing trial on health and safety charges in connection with the death of a driver at Dublin Airport. John Murray from St Patrick’s Cl(...)

The scene in Portmarnock, Co Dublin,  where the Harris brothers  were overcome by  fumes

A toxic gas incident that claimed the lives of two brothers almost killed a fireman attempting to rescue them, an inquest heard. Brothers Alan (45) (...)

A man has been killed in a farm accident in Ballinalee, Co Longford. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A man has been killed in a farm accident in Ballinalee, Co Longford. The incident is understood to have happened at about 5.30pm. The man is believe(...)

The scene at Naas General Hospital after a fatal explosion inside an ambulance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Ambulance Service has ordered a safety check on all oxygen containers in vehicles after an explosion in the back of an ambulance yesterda(...)

There was a spike in farm deaths in 2014 when inspections were at their lowest.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has blamed staff cutbacks for the falling numbers of workplace visits carried out by its inspectors in recent y(...)

The HSA said there had been 17 workplace related fatalities this year, seven of which have occurred on farms. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Investigations are underway following the death of a man on a farm in Co Meath. The man, named locally as father of three Brendan Lucey who was in hi(...)

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