2014 was the fifth consecutive year that the agriculture sector recorded the highest number of workplace fatalities.  Archive photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Fatalities in the agriculture sector contributed to a 17 per cent increase in overall workplace fatalities last year despite a downward trend across m(...)

Up to 1,000 lives have been saved since the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) was established 25 years ago, a conference was told yesterday.Speaking (...)

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(...)

Prof Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc and Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority at the National Conference on Farm Safety and Health in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Farm accidents have killed some 20 people this year but farmers have been warned this could rise as enterprises expand when milk quotas are lifted n(...)

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(...)

 A fishing boat in early morning sunlight, off Dalkey Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish fishermen are 40 times more likely to be killed doing their job than the average worker, a new safety campaign has warned. The Heal(...)

Eleven people died in construction sector workplace accidents last year. Some 46 people in total lost their lives in such incidents. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A total of 46 people died in work-related accidents last year, including four children killed on farms, official figures show.The Health and Safety Au(...)

HSA chief executive Martin O’Halloran said the 86 children who contributed to Only a Giant Can Lift a Bull were among 9,500 children who entered in the farm safety competition. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

As many as 86 children have contributed to a new children’s book on farm safety launched today by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. Only a Gian(...)

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