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Farm Safety The Focus Of This Year's "Be Winter Ready" Campaign

The initiative is being launched today.

This year's "Be Winter Ready" campaign will focus on farm safety.

The campaign, which will be launched by Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney later today, encourages households to prepare for severe weather events.

Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, Clonaslee's Evelyn Cusack outlines some of the tasks homeowners can do ahead of possible cold snaps:

A 50-page guide is being made available online.

It includes information on heating your home, being prepared in case of a flood, and dealing with dangerous driving conditions.

Junior Agriculture Minister and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon says there's a need to make farms safer:

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