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Farm safety
New project aims to change attitudes to farm safety
Siobhán Walsh
A new project in Cork, Tipperary and Wexford aims to change attitudes to farm safety and provide supports for farmers and farm families.
27 April 2022 News
One-to-one farm tragedy support EIP launched by Embrace FARM
The project has been funded by the Department under the EIP initiative.
7 February 2022 News
Hunt organisers warned to ‘respect’ farmer wishes – ICSA
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called on hunt organisers to seek explicit consent from farmers to cross their lands well in advance of any planned hunt activity.
One third of 2021 farm deaths occurred in Cavan
The Health and Safety Authority said that no deaths were caused by machinery on Irish farms in 2021.
8 January 2022 News
Farmer caught in farm inspection scam
A man posing as a Department of Agriculture inspector informed the farmer that he was non-compliant and asked him to hand over a sum of money.
22 December 2021 News
Minister Heydon asks farmers to stay safe over Christmas
Farmers should take time over the Christmas period to reflect on farm safety and make a plan for 2022 which identifies and addresses risks.
21 December 2021 News
IFA and gardaí team up for crime prevention webinar
The webinar will include practical ways for farmers to keep safe on the internet including how to safeguard children.
10 December 2021 News
Mandatory training and helmets for quad use from 2023
Investigation into the causes of quad accidents by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has shown that many cases are caused by the lack of training and head protection.
30 November 2021 News
Farm accidents ‘more than just statistics’ – Embrace FARM
Embrace FARM creates a space for people to connect and share their story with people who ‘truly understand the devastating impact a farm tragedy has’.
3 November 2021 News
New farm safety equipment scheme opens
The scheme allows for accelerated capital allowances on qualifying farm safety and adaptation equipment.
13 October 2021 Farm safety
Scottish prices: strong start continues for store lambs at first Lairg sale
Store lamb sales in full swing in Scotland, with prices showing confidence in the sector.
11 August 2021 Farm safety
Students’ safety sheets help children to map farm safety hazards
The project will seek to engage farmers and children in a dialogue on farm safety and improve children’s knowledge of safe farming practices.
11 July 2021 News