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Health and safety organisation supports new farm safety measures

New farm safety measures by the Health and Safety Authority are welcome if they save lives, said the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health …

Coveney to run a second farm safety scheme

Infographic: Farm safety in the USA

Tractor overturns are the leading cause of death on farms in the USA.<p>In 2012, 374 farmers and farm workers died as a result of a farm-related …

Two men die in Donegal farm accident

It is understood that two men were working on a farm in the Killygordon area of the county when a tractor tyre they were inflating exploding killing …

IFA launches SAVE LIVES campaign to promote farm safety

A new farm safety campaign has been launched by the IFA to raise awareness of the dangers of working on farms and encourage farmers to always think …

Agricultural colleges to host workshops on farm safety

A series of farm safety workshops are being held in agricultural colleges across the country over the next two months to remind farmers to put safety …

Farmer writes: Hoping for a safer 2015 on Irish farms

My uncle was killed in a workplace accident at a local factory when I was a baby. Growing up, all I ever heard about it was he was pinned between a …

Farm accident survivor speaks at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Seven years on from losing toes on his foot after a farm accident, Aaron O’Donnell from Donegal still thinks more needs to be done about farm …

6,300 apply to Farm Safety Scheme

August milk production burst

By Jack Kennedy on<p>Good grass growth and excellent grazing conditions continue to drive a very high national milk supply compared to August 2012.<p>More …

IDB warns of milk price weakness

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Milk league: November milk prices 21% off peak

Pressure mounts for GLAS opening

Dairy returns slump 29% in 2014

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International markets drive Food and Drink exports to €10.5bn

A combination of increased volumes and growth in international markets drove Irish food and drink export figures to record levels in 2014.

6,300 apply to Farm Safety Scheme

Beef prices bouncing back

By Patrick Donohoe on<p>The prospects of a strong 2015 for the beef sector are improving as prices increase again. It is forecast that there will be …