Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Farm Safety: Discussion

Photo of Michael FitzmauriceMichael Fitzmaurice (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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I thank the Minister of State and his officials for coming before the committee. Every member of the committee, and everyone in the wider political community, commiserates with the families of those who have lost their lives on the farm. Sadly, too many have been lost. It is good to hear of the various initiatives the Minister of State outlined. I have a few questions and will throw out a few ideas to see what the Minister of State thinks of them. There was consideration of things like having hydraulic systems instead of power take-off shafts on slurry tankers and other ways of making things safer on farms. What new measures has the Department got in TAMS for farmers to prevent accidents?