A man in his 50s has died after a farm accident in Longford.
The incident took place on a farm in the Colehill area yesterday evening.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar.
A post-mortem will take place at a later date.
Gavin White, the chairman of Longford IFA, says the man was working on a plough when the accident happened.
“I did know him well. He was a local tillage farmer and agricultural contractor.,” Mr White said.
“A hardworking man with a wife, four daughters and my sympathies to all the family.
“His extended family are involved in agriculture and agricultural contracting as well. I am also in agricultural contracting. It’s after hitting the community very hard here. We’re all in great shock.”