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BREAKING: World Ploughing Championships confirmed for Laois in 2021

The World Ploughing Championships will be held in Laois in 2021. Ratheniska will be the venue for the event in 12 months time - after...

27 acres of farm land in Clough, Ballacolla, sells for over €400,000

A 27-acre parcel of "prime agricultural land" in Clough, Ballacolla, sold for over €400,000 at auction last week. The land, which was handled by Hennessy...

‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough harvest continues

It's been one of the toughest harvests in years for tillage farmers and IFA President Tim Cullinan says he wants an immediate assessment from the...

Laois beef farmer elected to national IFA role following postal ballot

Declan Hanrahan, a suckler and beef farmer from Borris-in-Ossory, has been elected vice-chairman of the IFA livestock committee. Hanrahan is the current livestock representative for...

Laois dairy farmer to feature on Irish Grassland Association online event

With restrictions prohibiting large gatherings from taking place, the Irish Grassland Association’s Dairy Summer Tour will take an on online format this July. And among...

Embrace Farm safety remembrance service to be held online this year

Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents and which was set up by Laois man Brian Rohan, is encouraging people...

Man dies following accident at Kildare Chilling factory

Investigations are underway into a workplace fatality following an accident at a meat factory in Kildare town. The incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, May 14, in...

Around ‘120 cases of Coronavirus’ at midlands meat processing plant

All of the staff of a local meat processing plant have been tested for Coronavirus following fears of an outbreak. Rosderra Meats in Tipperary confirmed...

Fears for Malting Barley growers as significant downturn in drinks sales

Local tillage farmers are worried that their contracts for malting barley could be cut by up to 40% this year because of a significant...

Seanad Elections: Laois stud farm owner seeking to be a voice for rural Ireland

The Seanad Elections are like the under world of Irish politics. Senators have a lower profile, it's an incredibly complicated system and in ways the...

Lucky escape for Laois farmer after machine brings down overhead ESB wires

A Laois farmer had a very lucky escape on Tuesday when the machine he was operating got caught in the staywire of an ESB...

Busy times as chairman of Irish Grain Growers urges farmers to be careful amid...

The Laois farmer who is chairman of the Irish Grain Growers Group has urged farmers to be particularly careful at this time as they...

Increase in 2019 agricultural land price in Laois – though drop in number of...

The average price of farm land in Laois increased in 2019 though there was a significant drop in the number of farms offered for...

John Fitzpatrick appointed new Laois IFA chairman as Francie Gorman’s term comes to an...

There was a change at the top table at the Laois IFA AGM in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Monday night as Francie Gorman's...

Farmers being treated like criminals, claims leading Laois IFA member at General Election debate

"I'm sickened at the minute - because between extreme veganist campaigns and talk about the environment, we farmers are being treated like criminals." That was...

Laois couple’s prize cow crowned winner at Farmfair International Show

Garrett Behan and his wife Lyndsey own the Clonagh Herd of pedigree Simmentals in Ballyfin, Laois. This herd has won every award going at major shows...

Sheep kills ‘no laughing matter’ dog owners warned

With the 2020 lambing season just around the corner, dog owners have been warned to keep their dogs under control. Graphic and gory accounts of...

Laois IFA members begin voting this week as presidential election gets underway

Approximately 2,000 Laois farmers across 20 different branches are entitled to vote as the IFA presidential election gets underway today. IFA members vote for a...

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,...
Deputy Brian Stanley

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...