A 43-year-old man has died following an industrial accident on a farm at Currow, Farranfore, Co Kerry, yesterday.

The man has been named locally as  Shane Foley, a married man and a father of three.

It is understood the incident occurred shortly after 4pm as the man was removing a hedge trimmer from a tractor.

He was treated at the scene by emergency services but was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was removed to University Hospital Kerry, in Tralee, where a post mortem will be carried out.

Gardaí said they have examined the scene and that the matter is being investigated in accordance with the Coroners Act.