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Mairead Lavery
Mairead Lavery

Editor, Irish Country Living

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Mairead Lavery is editor of Irish Country Living. She is a graduate of the University of Limerick and Trinity College. She lives in Shanagolden, Co Limerick with her husband Sean and has three adult children. She has represented IFA on the board of the National Economic and Social Council. She is a former County Chairman of Limerick IFA and represented the county on the IFA Executive Council. Mairead is a former winner of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists National Journalist of the Year Award and won the National Print category on two occasions. She also won the John Healy Award for Regional Journalism. She contributes weekly to Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff Show and is a regular panellist on The Breakfast Show on Newstalk. She is a regular on TV3’s Midday and MidWeek shows.

Homo sapiens are social beings and it’s this social co-operation that has been key to our survival
By Mairead Lavery on 16 November 2017
How well does the dairy sector understand modern millennials and tomorrow’s mums? It’s a question Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council (NDC,) aims to answer with a new campaign
By Mairead Lavery on 09 November 2017
Getting road and broadband connectivity right is critical for rural Ireland. This connectivity is also critical for our regional cities.
By Mairead Lavery on 26 October 2017
Rural tourism has the capacity to create jobs and overhaul the fortunes of many communities. It's time we gave it the push it deserves.
By Mairead Lavery on 19 October 2017
Mixing relationships with business, especially when it comes to handing on the family farm, is a recipe for disaster, says noted psychologist Dr Maureen Gaffney
By Mairead Lavery on 19 October 2017
The sight of a wasps' nest in the orchard leaves Mairead Lavery with a frightening nightmare
By Mairead Lavery on 12 October 2017
In the space of 60 years, we’ve gone from living like our ancient ancestors to the mod cons we take for granted today.
By Mairead Lavery on 05 October 2017
Women are conspicuous by their almost total absence at officer level in our farm organisations. But it need not be so according to women farm leaders in Sweden and Norway, writes Mairead Lavery
By Mairead Lavery on 12 October 2017
The best thing about the Ploughing for me though is all the people I meet. It could be somebody I was in school with, a neighbour or someone I wrote about years ago.
By Mairead Lavery on 28 September 2017
My daughter and her family recently moved into a new housing estate and seeing the way these young couples have reached out to each other to create a new community gives me great hope for the future
By Mairead Lavery on 07 September 2017
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