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LOETB and Teagasc team up to offer a range of new training services for...

Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) and Teagasc recently announced a new ground-breaking collaboration to deliver comprehensive training programmes and enhanced learner...

In Pictures: Embrace FARM hosts its Annual Remembrance Service for bereaved farm families

On Sunday, June 30, Embrace FARM held its Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service, inviting farm families to remember loved ones lost within their community. Over the...

In Pictures: 2024 Growing Organics programme gets underway at Laois dairy and tillage farm

The 2024 Growing Organics programme has gotten underway at a dairy and tillage farm in the south of Laois. The year's opening farm walk took...

Laois IFA President says tillage farmers facing ‘perfect storm’ as support urged from Taoiseach

Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) president, Francie Gorman said the delivery of the Tillage Survival Scheme put forward by the IFA is a litmus test...
Farming General

Laois TD calls for supports for farmers impacted by unprecedented wet weather

Farmers across Laois must be supported in the face of weather conditions that are creating significant pressures on farms, Deputy Charlie Flanagan has said. The...
Land prices

Average price of Laois farm land increases by almost 30% per acre in 2023

The average price of farm land in Laois sold in 2023 was €16,359 per acre, up 28% on the 2022 figure. This is according to...
IFA Protest at Laois County Council (15)

In Pictures: Farmers protest at Laois County Council over ‘lack of funding’ and ‘over-regulation’

Members of the IFA turned up in big numbers at Laois County Council this morning as part of their 'Enough is Enough' campaign. Laois IFA...
Irish Angus Beef Competition

Three Laois students set for Croke Park for semi finals of Irish Angus Schools...

Three Laois students will be in Croke Park next month to take part in the semi finals of the Irish Angus Schools Competition. Aoibhe Foyle,...
Alex Redmond Win ISMSA Award

Laois student awarded prestigious farming scholarship by Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association

A Laois student has been named as one of four winners of a prestigious farming scholarship worth €1,500. Rosenallis' Alex Redmond was presented with his...

‘Farmers are the unsung heroes of climate action’ says new Laois IFA President Francie...

In his inauguration speech today at the 69th AGM of the Irish Farmers Association, IFA President Francie Gorman said Irish farmers are the unsung...

Laois farmer receives honorary life membership to the IFA

Outgoing IFA President Tim Cullinan presented honorary life membership to a Laois farmer at a recent meeting. Mr Cullinan has since been replaced by Laois...

‘You can go for a drink with Francie or you can go into any...

When Michael McEvoy from Spink encouraged Francie Gorman to get involved in the IFA a long number of years ago now, neither man could...

ELECTED: Laois man Francie Gorman confirmed as new president of the IFA

Laois man Francie Gorman has been elected as the new president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). After an extensive campaign Gorman was elected at...
Francie Gorman

Counting of votes for IFA president underway as Francie Gorman surges into an early...

The counting of votes for the next president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is underway with Laois man Francie Gorman currently ahead according...

Laois farmer elected as chairman of IFA’s national livestock committee

Laois beef farmer Declan Hanrahan from Borris-in-Ossory has been elected as elected Chairman of the IFA's National Livestock Committee. Hanrahan was previously vice-chairman of that committee...

Francie Gorman: ‘If you told me three months ago I’d be where I am...

His son, Tom’s, 10th birthday party at Roll and Bowl, Portlaoise, took more out of him than the previous five months on the IFA...

Five Laois Finalists at Better Farming Awards 2023

Laois boasts five finalists in this year’s FBD Better Farming Awards, awarding the highest levels of achievement made in the industry’s move towards a...

IFA presidential voting underway across the country as Laois members set to cast their...

Voting for the next president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) began last week, with the process to continue throughout the month ahead of...

‘Once in a generation disaster year for tillage production’ warns Laois IFA president hopeful

IFA Presidential Candidate Francie Gorman says a “once in a generation disaster year” for tillage farmers must be responded to with a comprehensive aid...

Gorman hugely enthused as IFA presidential campaign hits top gear

Francie Gorman, the Laois man who is hoping to become the next president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), says he is hugely enthused...

66,250 brave the weather on day one of National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska

66,250 visitors revelled in all of the action on day 1 of this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Despite inclement weather conditions,...

Ploughing 2023: Navigating the Garda traffic plan as more than 200,000 people set for...

The 2023 National Ploughing Championships get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19 in Ratheniska, and An Garda Síochána have detailed their traffic management plan. Over 200,000...

In Pictures: Huge support as Francie Gorman officially launches his IFA presidential bid

Over 350 people were in attendance at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Friday night as Laois farmer Francie Gorman officially launched his campaign to...

Francie Gorman: ‘There are enough people outside rural Ireland prepared to knock farming and...

The Laois man that is seeking to become the next president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) says that the biggest challenge he will...

Laois to host Green Ribbon walk to spread awareness about mental health difficulties

IFA President, Tim Cullinan is encouraging farm families to attend and support the upcoming Green Ribbon walk. The walk is organised by IFA in partnership...

In Pictures: The full list of winners and great images from the renowned Ossory...

The Ossory Agricultural Show recently returned to the Ossory Showgrounds in Kilbreedy, Rathdowney. Below is the full, extensive results from the show. Photographer Alf Harvey was...
Fertiliser Farming

“Agricultural mechanic must be considered for placement on the critical skills list,” says local...

Independent TD Carol Nolan says that urgent consideration must be given to placing the role of agricultural or heavy vehicle mechanic on the Critical...

‘Urgent clarity needed on why Ireland imported 70,000 tonnes of beef in the last...

Independent TD Carol Nolan has said she will be engaging with the Minister for Agriculture to establish why Ireland has seen beef imports hit...
Francie Gorman

Laois man enters the running to become next IFA national president

Francie Gorman from Spink is set to contest for the position of IFA national president later this year. He is the current South Leinster chairman...
Durrow Abbeyleix Macra

Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra all set to host pizza night for new members

Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra na Feirme is set to hold a new Macra members pizza night next weekend. This will take place on Saturday, May 27, from...