Warning Issued after Death of Boy on Farm

Farmers and the public have been warned by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) to be vigilant during current seasonal farm work involving heavy machinery and farm vehicles.

The warning follows the death of an 11-year-old Alan Quirke who was struck by a trailer in a farm accident at Brensha, three miles from Tipperary town.

The chairman of the ICMSA’s rural development committee, Willie O’Donoghue, released a general safety message urging rural dwellers to be careful during silage season, he said ‘We would appeal to all other road users – and most particularly, visitors to farming areas – to be aware of the dangers of increased agricultural traffic on rural roads and the need to slow down.’