Inspection blitz to target livestock safety
Amy Forde
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched an inspection campaign focusing on livestock handling safety ahead of peak calving season.
18 January 2023 News
Forestry and vet project winners at BT Young Scientist
Several agricultural, rural and forestry projects impressed judges at this year's BT Young Scientist exhibition.
7 January 2023 News
25% of farmers see others taking risks but don't themselves - Teagasc data
A safety culture is developing among Irish farmers which is a positive development, David Merdith from Teagasc has said.
Farmers urged to 'look out for each other' over Christmas
Minister Martin Heydon has asked that farmers keep safe over the Christmas and New Year period, both mentally and physically.
22 December 2022 News
AgriGuardian app to help improve farm safety
AgriGuardian is an app-based platform which offers three layers of protection for at-risk people or protected users on the farm.
21 December 2022 News
500 dairy work permits granted
The granting of additional work permits for the dairy sector comes after a submission from the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association and Farm Relief Services.
16 December 2022 News
Teagasc to lead €5m farm safety project
Minister of State Martin Heydon has stated that improving farm safety is needed to ensure social sustainability in agriculture.
15 December 2022 News
Reward needed for yield-cutting regulations
The Irish Tillage and Land Use Society's winter conference showed a need for reward for adhering to regulations.
14 December 2022 News
Gardaí commit to local meetings to crack down on rural crime
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (AGM) hosted a presentation on rural crime by Assistant Garda Commissioner Paula Hillman.
7 December 2022 News
Push for 500 additional work permits for dairy sector
The Department of Enterprise is considering a request for the provision of 500 additional dairy worker permits for 2023.
7 December 2022 News
‘Severe’ frost forecast for end of week
The latest forecast by Met Éireann warns of icy conditions at the end of this week.
6 December 2022 News
Carnew Mart hosts school safety day
Over 700 primary school students attended Carnew Mart to learn the importance of health and safety on farms, writes Sarah McIntosh.
5 December 2022 News