Two farmers have died in separate incidents on farms in Cork and Wicklow over the weekend.

In west Cork, a man in his 50s died in while repairing the roof of a shed damaged in the recent storms.

The man was on a teleporter repairing the roof of the shed on a farm at Kilgarriff outside Clonakilty.

It is understood the man may have fallen from the teleporter and died at around lunchtime this afternoon.

The man's body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.

The man is believed to have been from Enniskeane in west Cork.

In Wicklow, a farmer in his 70s died following an incident in Kilmacanogue.

He was carrying out repairs on a roof when he fell from a ladder yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun investigations into the two incidents.