We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

# Health and Safety

This year
Significant increase in number of work-related deaths last year compared to 2022
43 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2023 compared to 28 the previous year.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounted for 20 fatalities, with farming accounting for 16 of these fatalities.
HSA Assistant Chief Executive Mark Cullen told The Journal that fatalities in the agriculture and construction sectors remain "stubbornly high".
Last year
New laws requiring quad bike users to wear helmets and do safety training come into effect
Two farmers fined for health and safety breaches that led to death of a man on farm
All time
2022 saw lowest number of work-related fatalities in 30 years
Workplace deaths in 2021 fell to lowest recorded level
Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'
Tabitha Kenlon
Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus
'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?
Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak
'We're not going to f*** it up' - Wilder and Fury banned from facing off at today's weigh-in
Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
Fitzgerald Stadium capacity reduced by over 6,000 for Kerry's Super 8s opener against Mayo
37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim
Uefa raise safety concerns over Wembley pitch ahead of Spurs' next CL game
Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case
Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars
Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'
Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'
Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station
Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre
Coffee shops that reward customers with reusable cups advised to refuse dirty ones
Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm
Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
Company fined €750,000 over Killarney hotel lift that fell three floors
Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
Company fined €300,000 over death of worker at Corrib gas tunnel
Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike
Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK
Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation
Bin company may stop collecting rubbish bags in Dublin for 'health and safety reasons'
Staff unable to serve breakfast as normal due to Oberstown industrial action
33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets