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Investigation launched after woman killed by cow in Monaghan

The Health and Safety Authority were officially informed of the incident today.

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AN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after a woman was killed by a cow in Co Monaghan.

The accident took place last Tuesday in Clontibret, but the Health and Safety Authority were not officially alerted to the incident by gardaí until today.

The woman, aged in her sixties, died in hospital the following day.

Northern Sound reports that the cow attacked soon after the animal gave birth.

This is the sixth farm death to take place this year, and comes ahead of the publication of a new report on farm safety by the Seanad Public Consultation Committee.

Senator Denis O’Donovan, chairman of the committee, said “contains a number of key recommendations made by those individuals and organisations who made submissions to the Committee”.

“Our Report is directly informed by the views of the Irish farming community – young and old – as well as the various organisations which represent them. The Committee will be submitting this Report to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for his consideration. ”

The report consulted with stakeholders, from members of the public to farming organisations, across the country.

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