Tributes to hardware store owner killed in farm tragedy
A businessman who died in a farming accident has been remembered as someone who was "always smiling".
The victim of Ireland's latest farm death was named locally as Mick Lambert, from Ardnaboy, Co Carlow.
Gardaí attended the scene at his home at Ardnaboy, Hacketstown, just after 4pm on Saturday following the incident.
Mr Lambert is believed to have been injured working in a trench on his land when the sides caved in on top of him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He is survived by his wife Catherine, with whom he ran Lambert's Hardware shop in Hacketstown, as well as five brothers and five sisters. He was also pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters.
The popular store owner received tributes online from family members and a number of local groups.
His nephew Eoin Brady described him as "a man that was always smiling, laughing or joking" who will be "sadly missed".