Farm Accidents

Online risk-assessment tool launched to enhance farm safety

Online risk-assessment tool launched to enhance farm safety

An online interactive risk-assessment (OiRA) tool to efficiently support farm safety has been launched yesterday (Wednesday, March 9) by representatives...

March 10, 2022

Farmer produces Christmas cards in aid of Air Ambulance

Farmer produces Christmas cards in aid of Air Ambulance

A young Armagh woman who juggles her pharmacy technician job with the running of a 60+ beef herd with her...

December 4, 2021

Farm Family Draw ‘lifts off’: Monthly prizes of €1,000 to help save lives

Farm Family Draw ‘lifts off’: Monthly prizes of €1,000 to help save lives

The Farm Family Draw has been established to ensure that farm families receive the support they need when they need...

September 8, 2021

New research shows stress and tiredness are ‘key factors’ in farm accidents

New research shows stress and tiredness are ‘key factors’ in farm accidents

Stress and fatigue have been identified as a key cause of agricultural accidents by researchers from the University of Aberdeen....

July 16, 2021

TD concerned for rural patient transport to trauma centres

TD concerned for rural patient transport to trauma centres

A TD has raised concerns over the ambulance and air ambulance services in transporting rural people to trauma centres in...

April 28, 2021

ICRR air ambulance called to 46 farming accidents in 2020

ICRR air ambulance called to 46 farming accidents in 2020

The Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) Air Ambulance was tasked to 46 farming accidents last year – amounting to almost...

February 18, 2021

Video: Minister Heydon gives top 3 farm safety tips for 2021

Video: Minister Heydon gives top 3 farm safety tips for 2021

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for farm safety, Martin Heydon...

January 12, 2021

Farm accident victims in south of country ‘should be cared for in their own region’

Farm accident victims in south of country ‘should be cared for in their own region’

Fianna Fáil TD Pádraig O’Sullivan has called on the Department of Health to accede to requests made by consultants in...

October 6, 2020

‘Our Lord didn’t fall as many times as I did but I was determined to walk again…’

‘Our Lord didn’t fall as many times as I did but I was determined to walk again…’

When Aengus Mannion eventually got back on his feet three or four years after a very serious accident on a...

October 27, 2019

How a ‘split second’ can change farm and family life forever…

How a ‘split second’ can change farm and family life forever…

When Diane Banville’s husband Kevin (33) died in a farm accident on St. Patrick’s Day 2014 her whole life changed...

October 6, 2019

Telling daddy all about the first day at school – at his graveside

Telling daddy all about the first day at school – at his graveside

When a mother’s five-year-old son tells her he wants to tell his daddy all about his first day at school...

October 6, 2019

‘I miss Kevin; I miss our chats and I miss him being there’

‘I miss Kevin; I miss our chats and I miss him being there’

Diane Banville, who is originally from Co. Clare but now living in New Ross, Co. Wexford, is acutely aware now...

October 5, 2019

Clare farm tragedy last year could have taken another life

Clare farm tragedy last year could have taken another life

By Gordon Deegan A tragic crush accident in Co. Clare last year, which took one man’s life, could have taken...

November 6, 2018

Embrace FARM: Counting the cost of accidents, personally and financially

Embrace FARM: Counting the cost of accidents, personally and financially

The financial fall-out as a result of sustaining serious injuries in farm accidents was one of the issues highlighted at...

November 26, 2017

Embrace FARM to hold survivors’ day

Embrace FARM to hold survivors’ day

Embrace FARM, the farm accident support group, will hold a farm accident survivors’ conference in the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise,...

November 12, 2017

Farm accidents to hospitalise 2,000 farmers this year

Farm accidents to hospitalise 2,000 farmers this year

Farmers are more likely to be killed on-farm than on the roads, according to Eddie Wall, an inspector with the Health...

July 17, 2017

No easy fix to solve the dairy industry’s labour shortage – Creed

No easy fix to solve the dairy industry’s labour shortage – Creed

The Irish dairy industry needs to look at innovative ways to address labour shortages, according to the Minister for Agriculture,...

July 5, 2017

Revealed: The 5 causes of most machinery accidents on the road

Revealed: The 5 causes of most machinery accidents on the road

According to CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Industry), a recent European study has found that more than four fifths (83%) of...

June 13, 2017