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500 inspections for Farm Safety Fortnight

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The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has set a target to carry out 500 farm safety inspections during its annual Farm Safety Fortnight which takes place from April 13 – 27. The overall aim is to raise awareness and encourage farmers to be proactive in relation to safety, health and welfare.

IFA encourages rural spring clean

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The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has teamed up with the Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) to encourage members, during the month of April, to actively participate in a rural spring clean initiative. This is part of the IFA’s ongoing campaign to tackle the scourge of litter dumping in rural Ireland.

New Macra president elected

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Sean Finan


Seán Finan from Castlerea, Co Roscommon, a founding member of Castlerea Macra since 2007 and currently national treasurer and north-west vice-president, has been elected the 35th Macra na Feirme national president.

Education key to creating a culture of farm safety

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Farm Safety


Irish Farmers Monthly, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, RTÉ Radio 1's CountryWide, ESB Networks and FBD Insurance have joined forces on a new farm safety awareness initiative. Through education and a radio campaign, it is hoped that the farm safety message will start sinking in and a culture change will commence.