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Laois IFA President pays tribute to the late former Taoiseach John...

IFA President Francie Gorman has paid tribute to the former Taoiseach John Bruton, who has died. The Fine Gael politician served as Taoiseach from 1994...

In Pictures: Huge attendance as first Laois IFA Dinner Dance in...

There was a massive crowd in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday evening as Laois IFA held a Dinner Dance. This was the first Laois IFA...

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

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 Mr Cullinan has since been replaced by Laois...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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

From the Archives: Sore feet and walking home – Laois farmers...

This story was published on LaoisToday in March 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the massive National Farmers Association protest.   The surviving Laois members...

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...

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

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...

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

LoveLaois Podcast: Francie Gorman on his bid to become the next...

IFA presidential candidate Francie Gorman is the latest guest on our Love Laois podcast. The Spink native is set to launch his presidential campaign this...

Laois to host Green Ribbon walk to spread awareness about mental...

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...

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...

‘He represented all sections of farming with commitment and distinction’ –...

Tributes have been paid to Padraig Walshe, the Laois man who was a former president of the Irish Farmers Association, who died suddenly on...

Sadness and shock at death of former IFA president Padraig Walshe

The death has occurred of Padraig Walshe, the Laois man who was a former president of the Irish Farmers Association. He was aged in...

2022 Remembered: Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain...

Former Laois IFA Grain Chairman, Kieran McEvoy was elected as the new chairperson of the IFA National Grain Committee back in January.  Emo-based farmer Kieran...

Laois farming couple receive joint honoury life membership of Irish Farmers’...

A Ballybrittas farming couple received joint honorary life membership of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at a function in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, recently. Tillage...

Good yields but fertiliser price threatens margin for tillage farmers for...

IFA national Grain Chairman Kieran McEvoy, from Emo, has said winter barley, winter oats and winter rape are now all completed - but concerns...

CAP information meetings will reveal the ‘depressing reality’ of cuts, says...

IFA South Leinster Regional chairman Francie Gorman said the decision by the Department of Agriculture to have only one CAP information evening in South...

Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain committee

Emo-based farmer Kieran McEvoy has been elected as chairman of the IFA's national grain committee. The tillage farmer, who has been Laois IFA grain chairman...

IFA demonstration in Portlaoise hits out at imported pigmeat

An IFA demonstration in Portlaoise this week called for universal support for the Irish pigmeat sector where they argued that retailers, foodservice outlets and...

Farmers set to descend upon Portlaoise as IFA announce protest

Farmers are set to flock to Portlaoise on Friday as the Irish Farmers Association has confirmed details of a planned protest. 'Save Irish Farming' is...

Farm Safety Week: ‘It can be a dangerous place where the...

There's hardly a farm family in the country that haven't had an accident over the years. Some have been minor bumps or scrapes, more have...

‘We will make environmental changes … but it’s very hard to...

The chairman of Laois IFA's environmental committee has said that farmers are fully  embracing the ever-increasing list of measures - but there must be...

In Pictures: Laois farmers out in force as IFA seek to...

In another sign that some sense of normality is returning to our lives, the IFA held their first demonstration in well over a year...

Laois beef farmer re-elected to national IFA role following postal ballot

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

Laois IFA National Dairy Chairman steps down to contest role in...

The IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has stepped down from his position. Mr Phelan, who is from Laois, informed the committee of his decision...