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Embrace FARM host information day on continuing life after farming accidents

Farm accident support network, Embrace FARM hosted an information day on Thursday, 17 October in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoire. The information day...

Laois TD Stanley introduces beef transparency bill in the Dail

Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley has introduced Sinn Féin’s Beef Price Transparency Bill into the Dáil. As things stand meat processors do not have to share...

IFA on election countdown as presidential candidates confirmed

Three candidates have been nominated to run for IFA President. They are Munster Regional Chairman John Coughlan from Cork, National Treasurer Tim Cullinan from...

‘Tillage farmers cannot be allowed to be treated as second class’ says Grain Growers...

A farm organisation representing the interests of their member tillage farmers have rejected Glanbia's feed grain prices for Harvest 2019 and have called on...

Laois TD demands an end to ‘beef processors cartel-like behaviour’

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Brian Stanley TD has called for an end to the cartel-like behaviour by the beef processors who have refused to...

Meadow Meats in Rathdowney may have to close permanently say owners as beef protest...

The owners of the Meadow Meats in Rathdowney have warned the facility may close as a result of the ongoing blockade by protesters. Talks between...

78% of farmers say their farm is not viable without direct payments

Almost 80% of farmers believe their farm would not be viable without EU direct payments, accoring to a survey of almost 3,000 participants carried...

Alzheimer’s Mobile Information Service to educate people about Dementia at the National Ploughing Championships

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s (ASI) Mobile Information Service will be hitting the 88th National Ploughing Championship 2019 in Carlow this week. This is an...

Meat processors throughout the country ‘face closure’ as protests continue

Meat processors have said that many of their factories throughout the country could be forced to close down. Meat Industry Ireland has said throughout the...

Injunctions dropped against protesting farmers in Rathdowney as talks set to get underway on...

High Court injunctions against a number of local farmers protesting at Dawn Meats in Rathdowney have been dropped - but the protests will continue...

Local farmers continue protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney over weekend

Despite a High Court against the protest, local beef farmers are continuing their presence outside the Dawn Meats factory in Rathdowney this weekend. The protest,...
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Talks between key beef stakeholders should reconvene as ‘matter of urgency’ says Laois TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for Agriculture Deputy Brian Stanley has launched his party's Mandatory Beef Price Transparency Bill 2019. As the farmer protests continue at the...

Beef farmers continue to protest in Rathdowney despite court injunction

Beef farmers are continuing to protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney despite an injunction from the High Court, taken by two of the meat...

Backing for Laois beef farmers crucial for rural areas, argue Laois councillors

Beef up beef prices for Laois farmers as rural communities are hugely reliant on farm family incomes for survival. That was the clear and direct...

Beef kill suspended in Rathdowney as farmers vow to persevere with protest

The beef kill in Dawn Meats in Rathdowney was suspended today as farmers involved in the Beef Plan movement continue to protest at factories...

Tillage group hits out ‘hypocrisy’ of Mercosur deal as Dáil vote in favour of...

The Irish Grain Growers Association, who have a very strong Laois membership, have hit out strongly at the "hypocrisy" surrounding the recent Mercosur trade...

Massive increase in dairy cows in Laois as milk drive continues

The number of dairy cows has increased in Laois by almost 65% in the last eight years, according to figures recently released by Teagasc...

Laois beef movement welcomes €100 million package following protests

The Beefplan Movement has welcomed what they say is 'the long awaited Brexit compensation fund for Irish beef and suckler farmers'. The European Commission has...

IFA calls for fair price for malting barley

IFA are calling for a deal for a sustainable price for malting barley for farmers. IFA chairman Mark Browne is concerned about the future...

Warning over farm deaths as spring calving gets underway

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has encouraged farmers to be extremely vigilant on...

Hidden cost of family labour needs to be highlighted, argues well-known local farmer

A well-known Laois farmer has hit out at what he deems unfair elements of farm payments - and said that the work put in...

Beef and tillage challenges, CAP reform and unprecedented weather among the talking points at...

The future of beef farming came under the spotlight at the Laois IFA AGM in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Monday night, with chairman...

Milk group criticise ‘Open Season’ on farmers following ‘meat cut advice’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association has hit out at hwat it sees as 'open season' on farmers. Commenting on the fall-out following the release...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Shock as Laois mart announces decision to close

The long-running Mountrath Mart has ceased trading as of today, according to the leading farm website Agriland. According to Sylvester Phelan's report, staff were informed...

Laois retailer refuses to sell farm produce below-cost in stance with farming community

Laois retailer Clelands’ supermarkets has informed its customers that they will not be selling below-cost farm produce. Clelands have suffered a loss in profits since...

75-acre Laois farm sells for €1.15million while 21 acres goes for €260,000

Two Laois farms were recently sold by local auctioneer Hennessy Auctioneers - with a 75-acre holding in Emo going for €1.15million, a substantial price...

Junior minister to attend Grain Growers AGM

The Irish Grain Growers Association - which has a considerable Laois membership - are holding their AGM next week, which will be attended by...

‘Never seen it as negative’ says local mart manager about beef crisis

Glen Cooper, the manager in Mountrath Mart, says there is a level of negativity around beef farming at the moment that he has never...

Laois girls in the mix as Macra presidential races kicks off

One Laois girl has officially declared her intentions and another is also thought to be in the mix ahead of next year's Macra na...
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