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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.

I just don't understand people's fascination with it. Growing up, all it meant was frozen pipes and dangerous farmyards, writes Mairead Lavery
By Mairead Lavery on 15 February 2018
The West Women in Farming (WWFI) Farm Diversification conference took place in Galway last week, offering helpful insights and plenty of advice to female entrepreneurs in Ireland
By Mairead Lavery on 01 February 2018
Today, parents have more to worry about and protect their children from than ever before, writes Mairead Lavery as she considers the dangers of social media
By Mairead Lavery on 01 February 2018
Mairead Lavery reports from West Women in Farming's Farm Diversification Conference at GMIT.
By Mairead Lavery on 31 January 2018
We need to be more honest and open about our emotions and we’ll feel a lot better for being so, says rugby player Alan Quinlan.
By Mairead Lavery on 01 February 2018
A trip to Berlin makes it clear to Mairead Lavery how far behind we are in Ireland when it comes to languages.
By Mairead Lavery on 25 January 2018
Minus the injury, my experience of A&E was a positive one. It's just as important to highlight these experiences as it is the ones of overcrowding and long waits, writes Mairead Lavery
By Mairead Lavery on 18 January 2018
So there it will stay, humming away, wasting electricity – a big clunking reminder of life with children when I was a domestic goddess with a freezer full of treats, writes Mairead Lavery
By Mairead Lavery on 11 January 2018
All those Christmas lights sound like a lot of work. I'm not really a fan unless they're for charity
By Mairead Lavery on 04 January 2018
On behalf of all in Irish Country Living, I wish our readers a very happy Christmas.
By Mairead Lavery on 21 December 2017
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