In July, the Irish Farmers Journal reported that midlands-based New Holland dealership WR Shaw was rumoured to be in the process of buying Lyons and Burton, another New Holland dealership with two premises – one in Kilcock, Co Kildare, and the other just outside Carlow town.

Managing director Billy Shaw has now confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal that WR Shaw has bought out Lyons and Burton and has officially moved into both depots.