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Law due to protect farmers from personal injury claims- Agri Minister

Jun 7, 2022 09:06 By Shannonside News
Law due to protect farmers from personal injury claims- Agri Minister Law due to protect farmers from personal injury claims- Agri Minister
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Farmers would get better protection for people who injury themselves while on private property.

New laws are on the way to protect landowners from personal injury claims by members of the public according to a senior Government Minister in Leitrim.

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue told a public meeting in Carrick On Shannon that laws currently being drafted would 'rebalance' the responsibilities of both parties.

It would provide a 'voluntary assumption of risk' if a person willingly places themselves in a position that may cause them harm.

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This means landowners would be better protected against potential law suits from walkers and hikers who injure themselves on private land.

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