Laois farmer fined €6,000 and convicted for wildlife crime
Barry Murphy
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officer told the court that by removing the vegetation and mature trees, the farmer had increased the size of his areas farmed to claim additional subsidy
7 May 2022 News
Agri jobs: buffalo milker wanted in Cork
The well-known Toons Bridge herd of milking buffalo in Co Cork is seeking a farm manager for year-round milking and calving.
25 April 2022 News
90-year-old Laois sheep farmer has stolen ewes returned
The Laois farmer’s sheep were found 32km away in Carlow, having been dropped into a field of another farmer.
Kildare West Wicklow IFA calf sale raises €29,000 for Ukraine
One of the smallest IFA executives has come together to raise nearly €29,000 for Ukraine with donations continuing to come in.
21 April 2022 News
Ireland takes Russia’s place to host World Ploughing Contest
The National Ploughing Association (NPA) has announced it will host the World Ploughing Contest alongside the national event this year.
6 April 2022 News
Productive farmers 'sold out' by McConalogue in Carlow
Food security is not going to be achieved by hitting the most productive farmers and then turning around and asking them to go and produce, said one Carlow farmer.
30 March 2022 News
Laois land price averages €13,984/ac
Good demand meant most of the farms offered for sale last year were sold.
23 March 2022
ICL to take over at Bord na Móna
ICL is working with growers to help them reduce their reliance on horticultural peat and to deliver sustainable growing media solutions.
22 March 2022 News
Ballacolla ground goes for auction
A parcel of good-quality Laois land is heading for online auction on Tuesday the 22 March 2022.
15 March 2022 For Sale
Bespoke gifting from a family farm in Co Laois
With her bespoke gifting service, Agnes Maher proves that it’s the thought that really counts, in every sense, writes Maria Moynihan
15 March 2022 Features
Compact Laois farm goes under the hammer
A compact Co Laois residential farm is being offered for public auction in a range of lots or the entire. It will appeal to an array of bidders.
9 March 2022 For Sale
World Ploughing Contest cancelled due to Russia’s ‘atrocious’ conduct
The World Ploughing Organisation cancelled the event due to what it described as Russia’s violation and breach of international law.
4 March 2022 News