IFA President issues storm warning to all farm workers ahead of weekend

'Older and younger family members most at risk' - President

Storm Jorge

Met Office in the UK expects the worst of Storm Jorge to impact Ireland

The IFA President Tim Cullinan has asked farm families to be especially careful when carrying out necessary farmyard work during the very stormy conditions predicted across the country this weekend.

He said the dangers during stormy conditions multiply around farmyards, with older and younger family members most at risk of being injured from falling debris or swinging gates.

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Tim Cullinan said the severe conditions also increased the work pressure on farms and families without electricity or other utilities. He said they appreciated efforts that repair crews made in these circumstances.

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