The financial fall-out as a result of sustaining serious injuries in farm accidents was one of the issues highlighted at a farm accident survivors’ conference hosted by EmbraceFARM in Portlaoise yesterday (Saturday, November 25).

Dairy farmer Liam O’Keeffe from Ballydesmond in north Cork, told of how an attack by a bull in June 2007 left him lucky to escape with his life. He estimated that he lost €27,000 that year.

However, like the two other survivors who shared their stories on a panel – Kerrie Leonard from Meath who left her hospital bed to attend the conference, and William Sawyer from Strabane – his philosophy is that life is precious and the clock cannot be turned back.


Source: AgriLand