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Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in All-Ireland Farm Skills final

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in the All-Ireland Final of the Macra FBD Farm Skills competition at the Tullamore Show this Sunday. Liam Brophy, Thomas Cushen...
Two people have been confirmed as dead after a house fire over night

Substantial damage caused to machinery in farm shed fire overnight

Gardai are preserving the scene of a farm shed at Quarrymount, Killeigh in Laois which was damaged by fire overnight. Sometime between midnight and 1am...

Money raised by sale of Laois calf to go to Bóthar

The money raised by the sale of a prize calf this Friday night at Annegrove House, Shanahoe, will go to the charity Bóthar. Brian, Norma...

Huge cost increase for farm contractors as weather delays work

Irish land-based farm contractors are facing huge cost increases for this year’s grass silage harvest, as poor harvesting weather conditions are delaying work, forcing...

Large crowd expected at Laois IFA Information Seminar this week

Laois IFA will host an Information Seminar this Thursday, April 27, from 6-9pm in the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix. Aimed at all members of the community, this seminar will...

Fears that Brexit could destroy beef farmers like mushroom industry

Fears were voiced that local beef farmers could go out of business just like what happened the mushroom farmers, at a Brexit information meeting...

Portlaoise Macra have a Tractor Run this Easter Monday

A Tractor Run, organised by Portlaoise Macra na Feirme and in aid of Pieta House, will take place this coming Easter Monday, April 17. The...

Laois TD hopes Laois land won’t be left out of disadvantaged scheme

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that land in Laois that has been...

Farm on the Laois-Offaly border sells for over €1.4m

A farm in Killeigh in Offaly - just across the Laois border - has sold for €1.439m or almost €10,800 an acre. The 133.5 acre grazing...

In Pictures: Laois IFA members honoured for role in 1966 march

The surviving Laois members of  famous national farming protest in 1966 were honoured by Laois County Council at a reception last week. Photographer Michael Scully...
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