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Farm safety
Keeping social sustainability in mind during summertime
Ellen Durkin
Summer is a busy time for farms across the country, but farmers need to keep mindful of farm safety.
14 April 2023 News
HSA to ramp up tractor and quad safety inspections
Farmers should prepare to ensure full tractor safety measures are in place ahead of the busy silage period, says the HSA.
12 April 2023 News
Embrace FARM to hold conference on Encircle programme
An event looking at how farm families facing a sudden loss or injury can be best supported will be held 27 April.
Farm safety tackled in new light in EIP Agri project
The results of the Farmers4Safety – Managing Risk Together project were showcased at a conference in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, last Thursday.
8 March 2023 News
Cows the cause of most farmer orthopaedic injuries – UCC study
Almost 5% of patients were injured by bales of hay, however no patients were injured by bales of silage during the study period.
22 February 2023 News
Sustainability in the springtime
It’s not just economic and environmental sustainability we have to keep in mind as we head into what is often the busiest time of the year for some farmers.
8 February 2023 Farm safety
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
In pictures: first ever machinery rescue course for fire officers
A new course designed to provide fire officers with information to allow them make informed decisions when resolving incidents involving agricultural equipment took place last week.
12 October 2022 News
Crush Mate becomes the farmer's mate when handling youngstock
Dairy farmer Seamus Dunne saw his brainchild Crush Mate displayed in this year's Innovation Arena, having won the 2021 on-farm innovation award.
27 September 2022 Farm safety
Teagasc farm machinery simulators launched at Ploughing
Teagasc’s new farm machinery safety simulators will be rolled out for use by all Teagasc students.
20 September 2022 News
Farmers twice as likely to die of heart attacks – ESRI
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published analysis on mortality rates in the Irish population.
15 September 2022 News