An organic farm in Tipperary has been found by the High Court to have been "negligent" in protecting its herdsman, after he suffered a kick from a heifer which required him to undergo emergency surgery.

The court ruled that Gerard Ryan Cooney, 63, from Upperchurch, Thurles, was working in an "unsafe" and "poorly designed" cattle crush which did not separate the animals correctly, needing him to enter the pen.