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Visit Houlihan Engineering at this year's Ploughing Championships
Shanon Kinahan
GDR Ltd will be at this year's National Ploughing Championships with examples of their work on display, writes Shanon Kinahan.
HSA report a reminder of the dangers of farming - IFA
5 July 2023 News
HSA report a reminder of the dangers of farming - IFA
IFA farm family and social affairs chair, Alice Doyle urges farmers to be cautious following HSA report: “Simple basic precautions can reduce the risks and prevent future accidents.”
Man dies following farmyard incident in Wexford
25 June 2023 News
Man dies following farmyard incident in Wexford
Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority attended the scene.
Hundreds attend Embrace FARM remembrance service
For those who could not attend, the service was live streamed on and will be replayed on RTÉ on Sunday 2 July.
25 June 2023 News
Safe handling of bulls: what to do
A tractor or suitable farm vehicle should always be provided as a mobile sanctuary from bulls, the HSA advises.
21 June 2023 News
'I didn’t have a cross bull and he still tried to kill me'
Peter Twomey told Kelsey Daly about how he was attacked by a seemingly docile bull and warned others to take every precaution.
21 June 2023 News
Keeping social sustainability in mind during summertime
Summer is a busy time for farms across the country, but farmers need to keep mindful of farm safety.
5 May 2023 Farm safety
HSA to ramp up tractor and quad safety inspections
Farmers should prepare to ensure full tractor safety measures are in place ahead of the busy silage period, says the HSA.
14 April 2023 News
Embrace FARM to hold conference on Encircle programme
An event looking at how farm families facing a sudden loss or injury can be best supported will be held 27 April.
12 April 2023 News
Farm safety tackled in new light in EIP Agri project
The results of the Farmers4Safety – Managing Risk Together project were showcased at a conference in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, last Thursday.
8 March 2023 News
Cows the cause of most farmer orthopaedic injuries – UCC study
Almost 5% of patients were injured by bales of hay, however no patients were injured by bales of silage during the study period.
22 February 2023 News
Sustainability in the springtime
It’s not just economic and environmental sustainability we have to keep in mind as we head into what is often the busiest time of the year for some farmers.
8 February 2023 Farm safety