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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...

Extra precautions urged on Laois farms ahead of busy summer season

As the summer days get longer, temperatures (hopefully) begin to rise, and children are on their school holidays, John Fitzpatrick, Laois IFA chairman, describes...

Brian Rushe: ‘The way Irish food is produced – there is...

Brian Rushe, the deputy president of the IFA, says that the government needs to remember the social and economical value of agriculture in the...

Input costs and climate change challenges among the issues for farmers...

Laois IFA chairman John Fitzpatrick says that the biggest challenge for farmers this year will be the price of inputs while the issues of...

Sadness in Rathdowney and beyond at the passing of PJ Butler

There was sadness in Rathdowney and beyond this week at the death of the widely-respected PJ Butler. Mr Butler served as secretary of Rathdowney IFA...

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...

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...

Laois farmers joined by colleagues from Cork, Tipperary, Kerry and Offaly...

The Laois IFA delegation to today's national protest in Dublin was joined this morning by farming colleagues from Tipperary, Cork, Kerry and Offaly as...

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 IFA join farmer-led campaign showcasing the people behind the food

Laois IFA have joined the national launch of a new Agri Aware and IFA campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about...

End of an era in Courtwood community following death of Liam...

The death has taken place of Liam Carroll, a highly-regarded member of the Courtwood and Rath communities. He passed away suddenly in his 92nd year...

Laois man Francie Gorman elected as IFA South Leinster chairman

Laois farmer Francie Gorman has been elected as the new chairman of South Leinster region of IFA. Gorman, who is from Spink and is a...

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...

Warm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee

Laois IFA will have a voice on the county's Joint Policing Committee (JPC) for the first time following the appointment of Brendan Birney from...

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

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...

"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 farmers out in force as Aldi distribution centre blockade continues

Laois farmers are out in force today as part of a major IFA protest outside Aldi's beef distribution centre in Naas. Farmers are protesting over...

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

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...

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

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...

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

2018 Remembered – My Farming Life: Dairy Farming, Lecturing, Physiotherapy...

In February LaoisToday interviewed Alison Holmes for My Farming Life. We found out how she juggles physiotherapy with farming and got her advice for...

‘Spring crops under severe threat’ as heatwave plays havoc with Laois...

As Ireland basks in the Mediterranean-like heat, its presence is playing havoc with Irish farming. With temperatures in the last week reaching as high as...

Clare IFA grateful for the aid of Laois farmers

At this month's Laois County Executive IFA meeting, members of the Clare IFA attended the meeting to say thanks for the help Laois farmers...

My Farming Life: Dairy Farming, Lecturing, Physiotherapy and IFA… Meet the...

Alison Holmes is our feature farmer in this week's My Farming Life. Currently a lecturer in University of Limerick, as well as having a...

My Farming Life: Insight of the man at the top of...

This is the first My Farming Life profile and the farmer we have chosen to kick off this new piece is Laois IFA chairman...

Laois man elected IFA Dairy chairman

The Pike of Rushall farmer Tom Phelan has been elected the new chairman  of the IFA National Dairy Committee. He runs his own dairy farm...

Laois IFA are seeking fodder donations for County Twinning Project

The Laois IFA have been paired with Clare IFA in the County Twinning Project to combat the growing fodder shortage. The initiative, set up in...

In Pictures: IFA Protest in Portlaoise as farmers march on Dunne’s...

From three-year-old Tom O'Loughlin from Monasterevin to IFA President Joe Healy, there was a serious turnout in Portlaoise on Wednesday at the farmers protest...