The man, aged in his seventies who lost his life in a farm accident in Threemilehouse, Co. Monaghan has been named locally as Owen (Owenie) Thornton.
The well-known farmer who also ran Thornton's Garage died yesterday afternoon after he fell into a slurry pit on the farm. Emergency services attended the scene and pulled the man out of the slurry pit, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, a short time later.
The HSE is currently leading an investigation into the incident.
This is the second farm accident to occur in Ireland in days. On Saturday, a farm accident involving a baling machine claimed the life of a man in his fifties.