A man in his 30s has died following a farm accident in Co. Wexford today, Tuesday, September 19.

It is believed that the man died while working in or around a molasses tank in Foulkesmills, Co. Wexford. The HSA (Health and Safety Authority) is currently investigating the incident.

The man has been identified as Martin Kehoe Jnr, son of three-time world ploughing champion Martin Kehoe.

A married father of three, he had previously won a national ploughing title of his own in the ‘Under 28 Conventional Ploughing’ category in 2006.

His children range from just 10 weeks to six years of age.

The devastated Kehoe family is well-known in farming and agricultural contracting circles, with particularly close ties to the National Ploughing Association (NPA). The timing of this accident is especially poignant, given that it happened on the first day of this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

It comes just a week after a man was killed in a mushroom processing plant in Co. Monaghan. Two others were seriously injured in that incident. Emergency services received a call at approximately 8:00pm on Monday, September 13. They made their way to the mushroom processing plant at Cornacrieve, Emyvale in Co. Monaghan.

On arrival, emergency services found three men unconscious in a silo at the plant, An Garda Siochana confirmed.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were removed to Cavan General Hospital, the Gardai added.

Meanwhile, on the same day, a female cyclist in Co. Cork was killed following a collision with a tractor, according to Gardai.

Gardai confirmed, at the time, that they were investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and a female cyclist on the N28, the road connecting Cork city to Ringaskiddy.

The female cyclist, understood to be in her 60s, suffered fatal injuries when she was involved in the collision with the tractor, the Gardai confirmed. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.