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In pictures: five safety tips for around the farm this winter
It’s easy to become complacent when it comes to safety but it’s still a relatively busy time on farms so farmers need to be aware of the risks. Michael Collins points out a few to watch for.
By Michael Collins on 09 November 2017
Prolonged power outages after successive storms led to an outpouring of community spirit across west Cork.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 26 October 2017
‘We couldn’t have done it without farmers’ – ESB
The ESB has helped put electricity back into 360,000 homes and premises since ex-hurricane Ophelia, saying it could not have been done without the help of farmers.
By Patrick Donohoe on 24 October 2017
Chainsaws are extremely useful but they need trained and experienced hands to operate them.
By Michael Collins on 22 October 2017
While it only lasted a number of hours, Hurricane Ophelia claimed the lives of three victims and wreaked havoc on farms.
By Odile Evans on 19 October 2017
Safe Family Farm Schools competition winners announced
The winners of the Safe Family Farm Schools competition were announced at Wednesday's Ploughing.
By Amy Forde on 20 September 2017
I had expected some significant recasting of national energy policy to be announced by Minister Denis Naughten at the Energy event in Gurteen.
By Matt Dempsey on 24 August 2017
As farm safety week draws to a close and hedge-cutting season is about to begin, fresh fears over safety have been risen by ESB.
By Anthony Jordan on 28 July 2017
Farm safety: pedigree stock deserve respect
Ahead of show day, Alison Sinnott takes a look at safety precautions to take into consideration when dealing with beasts at the top of their class.
By Alison Sinnott on 03 August 2017
Overhead wires and flying debris top the hedge-cutting safety concerns
When undertaking hedge-cutting this year, there are several key safety concerns to keep in mind, not least dangerous overhead power lines, writes Barry Cassidy.
By Barry Cassidy on 27 July 2017
The ESB is investigating alternative pole materials to wood the Irish Farmers Journal has learned.
By Anthony Jordan on 06 July 2017
Over 70% of all outages caused by wildlife to electricity wires occurs between May and September, the Irish Farmers Journal has learned.
By Anthony Jordan on 30 June 2017
Laois County Council has issued a warning to Eirgrid after work began on a new station without the relevant approvals.
By Odile Evans on 12 June 2017
 Farm safety: 'I could not hear as my ears were full of slurry'
Co Kerry farmer Oliver McElligott relays his harrowing farm safety tale, when he fell into the slurry tank. He spoke to the ESB Safe Family Farms initiative.
By Patrick Donohoe on 02 June 2017
Farmers intending to grow energy crops or develop renewable energy projects depend on Government decisions scheduled over the coming months.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 May 2017
There is also a clear logic to what is a different view from the convention we have followed up to now.
By Matt Dempsey on 06 April 2017
ANC campaign continues, flooding works needed, NCT opposition, free-range support.
By Contributor on 16 March 2017
David Maguire is the founder of BNRG Renewables, a company investing €220m in solar energy projects in the south and east. He expects that rules to be set this year will clarify the market.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 March 2017
Farmers and their representatives want to participate in the renewable energy drive, but the rules surrounding farm-scale operations remain unclear.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 March 2017
Supreme Court refers wind farm challenge to European court
In a judgement delivered on Friday, the Supreme Court sent the case surrounding planning permission for a wind farm in Co Tipperary to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 February 2017
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