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Accidents

There have been industry calls for an overhaul of access rules to mart lairage and penning areas after a farmer was seriously injured in Co Leitrim.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2018
Quads 'most dangerous piece of machinery' – HSA
The country's leading farm safety specialist has warned of the dangers associated with quads and increased workloads after the current fodder crisis.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2018
The Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland (HSENI) intends to educate and inform farmers about best work practices to help reduce work-related fatalities.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 10 April 2018
Farmer injured in bull attack at Mohill Mart
A man was seriously injured by a bull at Mohill Mart in Co Leitrim this Saturday.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 April 2018
New first aid training for farmers in Northern Ireland
A new course has been launched to ensure people are better equipped to deal with on farm accidents in Northern Ireland.
By Michael Keaveny on 07 April 2018
How to safely handle livestock
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at five top tips for the safe handling of livestock.
By Adam Woods on 05 April 2018
An articulated lorry carrying cattle crashed near the Kilkenny-Wexford border last month.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 March 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: beef prices and Creed in the UK
In the news today, 13 March 2018: factories are resisting further beef price increases, Minister Creed lands in the UK for his St Patrick's Day visit and Glanbia cuts its milk price.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 March 2018
Tractor driver airlifted to hospital after crash
A road traffic accident involving a tractor took place this past weekend in Co Limerick.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 March 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: Storm Emma and farm accidents
In the news today 27 February 2018; the country braces for Storm Emma, dairy farmers have more farm accidents and new Rural Social Scheme places.
By Amy Forde on 26 February 2018
HSA farm safety budget almost double 2014 levels
Budget will see increased spending on focused inspection campaigns, unannounced inspections and knowledge transfer groups.
By Michael Keaveny on 28 February 2018
Farmer's death shows quads should have roll bars – coroner
The inquest into a farmer's fatal quad accident last year has led to safety recommendations.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Cork dairy farmer pretty in pink for Embrace Farm
Peter Hynes hopes to raise money by wearing an unconventional pair of overalls.
By Michael Keaveny on 14 February 2018
400 farm safety inspections to take place in next fortnight
A fortnight-long intensive farm inspection campaign by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will take place from Monday 12 February.
By Amy Forde on 09 February 2018
Keeping safe during calving 2018
Adam Woods looks at some safety issues around calving time and how to avoid serious accidents.
By Adam Woods on 01 February 2018
The basics of completing a safety plan for your farm
Adam Woods takes a look at some important points when completing a farm safety plan using Tullamore farm as an example
By Adam Woods on 04 January 2018
Checking your farm is winter ready
With weather warnings in place for snow and ice, the Department of Agriculture in NI has published advice on getting farms winter-ready.
By Peter McCann on 09 December 2017
Managing mental health on the the dairy farm
Dairy farmers are among the hardest workers in Ireland in terms of hours worked, and it is not unusual for farmers to work an average of 90 hours per week at certain times of the year.
By Contributor on 16 November 2017
A new year and there's always something to see and do in the garden, writes Lily Champ.
By Contributor on 28 January 2016
The IFA National Farm Family and Social Affairs Committee chair describes the positive response to the SAVE LIVES campaign
By Contributor on 05 March 2015
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