Safety

Safety first when tackling workload

Safety first when tackling workload

Tillage farmers face a heavy workload at present, but perspective must be put on this workload. Rushing jobs can result...

March 23, 2020

Man hospitalised following rampaging cow incident at mart

Man hospitalised following rampaging cow incident at mart

A man has been hospitalised following an incident with a cow in Co. Clare this morning, Thursday, July 25, a...

July 25, 2019

6m height limit urged to improve silage pit safety

6m height limit urged to improve silage pit safety

A maximum loading height of 6m for silage pits has been called for by the Association of Farm and Forestry...

May 30, 2019

DVD launch aims to promote mart safety

DVD launch aims to promote mart safety

The continuing upward trend in the number and severity of accidents in marts is cause for serious safety concern, according...

June 13, 2018

Mart-goers adjust to new health and safety rules

Mart-goers adjust to new health and safety rules

Cattle buyers and sellers have adjusted to new health and safety rules in livestock marts, according to the manager of Headford...

June 12, 2018

50% of farmers agree ‘viewing times’ at marts should exceed 30 minutes

50% of farmers agree ‘viewing times’ at marts should exceed 30 minutes

Just shy of 50% of farmers who responded to an AgriLand poll believe that ‘viewing times’ at livestock marts should...

May 3, 2018

The livestock mart must remain at the very heart of Irish rural society

The livestock mart must remain at the very heart of Irish rural society

Enjoying a day out at the mart is a quintessentially Irish thing to do. It’s on a par with supporting...

April 28, 2018

Two sides to the mart yard access debate

Two sides to the mart yard access debate

From talking to mart managers and representatives from the farm organisations, it is clear that there are two sides to...

April 19, 2018

Farmers should be forced to retire at 65

Farmers should be forced to retire at 65

The last year or so has seen the press filled with stories of elderly farmers killed by freshly-calved cows and...

April 15, 2018

Stay safe this weekend

Stay safe this weekend

This weekend will be the busiest so far on Irish farms and rural roads in 2018. Over the past couple...

March 31, 2018

IFA calendar for 2018 really hits the spot

IFA calendar for 2018 really hits the spot

Hats off to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for producing such a wonderful 2018 calendar. The photography is splendid and...

January 1, 2018

North Tipp IFA welcomes outcome of farm inspections campaign

North Tipp IFA welcomes outcome of farm inspections campaign

The “over-zealous” nature of farm inspections in north Tipperary over recent years has not helped efforts to promote farm safety....

July 8, 2017

Drivers told to ‘use common sense’ as farm machinery increases on the road

Drivers told to ‘use common sense’ as farm machinery increases on the road

All road users are being urged to take extra care on Irish roads, as the number of tractors, trailers and...

May 25, 2016

Agri-businesses can now save up to €1,500 with handy tool for safety

Agri-businesses can now save up to €1,500 with handy tool for safety

Agri-businesses will now be able to carry out risk assessments and create their own safety statements with a free online safety...

January 31, 2016

‘Anywhere outside the Pale seems to be an easy target for burglars’

‘Anywhere outside the Pale seems to be an easy target for burglars’

Rural Ireland seems to be an easy target for burglars, according to Robert O’Shea, an agri-contractor from Littleton, Co. Tipperary....

August 7, 2015

Father tells of six year old’s farm death

Father tells of six year old’s farm death

The heartbroken father of an ‘extraordinary little fellow’ who died in a farm death on his farm has told of...

December 7, 2014

40% grant available to improve farm safety

40% grant available to improve farm safety

Cattle handling facilities including mobile cattle crushes, weighing scales, calving gates as well as numerous more farmyard upgrades are part...

October 15, 2014

ICSA reiterates call for farm safety to be included in primary curriculum

ICSA reiterates call for farm safety to be included in primary curriculum

Following another tragic farm accident involving children, ICSA president Patrick Kent has again called for health and safety education to...

September 30, 2014