There have been seven farm related deaths so far this year.
It has been a difficult year for farmers, not only in terms of farm safety but also in their mental health.
That's the view of Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Martin Heydon.
There have been seven farm related deaths so far this year, with more under investigation.
The Kildare South TD says reducing the number of near misses, will also reduce the number of fatalities and life changing injuries: