Deadline for applications for Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday Sept 4th

The deadline for applications for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), […]

Insurance Company Honours North Tipp Author

Toomevara author Brendan Lynch was invited to speak at the recent launch of FBD’s new Dublin office on the site of one of the Dublin’s and Europe’s most famous literary establishments, Parsons Bookshop. The shop on Baggot Street’s canal bridge was the subject of Brendan’s 2006 book ‘Parsons Bookshop. At the Heart of Bohemian Dublin […]

Embrace FARM Ecumenical Remembrance In Abbeyleix

Embrace FARM the support network for those affected by farm accidents will be hosting its 5th Ecumenical Remembrance Service in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix County Laois on Sunday 24th June 2018 at 2.00pm. Embrace FARM welcomes everyone who wishes to come to the service to acknowledge anyone who has been […]

Comment By The IFA President On FBD

The IFA President Eddie Downey said FBD Holdings remains a very solid business and as the only Irish-owned insurance company is very important to Irish farmers and its customers.  He said he backed FBD’s focus on strengthening its insurance service to farmers, small and medium businesses and consumers and in so doing restoring the business to […]

Totally Tipperary, A Celebration of Local Food and Culture at Cloughjordan 25th June

All roads lead to Tipperary, for Ireland’s newest food festival, Totally Tipperary. This innovative and exciting food event will be held within the historic grounds of Cloughjordan House on the 25th June 2011. Totally Tipperary is open to everyone. Food Producers, Food writers, Food bloggers and Food lovers are converging to taste the best of […]

Tipperary’s Top Shearer Going for Gold at 2011 Sheep and Wool Festival in Kilkenny‏

One of Tipperary’s top sheep shearers and wool handlers is going for gold in this year’s ‘2011 Sheep & Wool Festival’, a massive international event which runs on June 4 & 5 in Kilkenny and incorporates the Clik Pour On All Ireland & International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships. John Quigley from Thurles in […]

IFA Urges Farmers to be Vigilant and Adhere to March Deadline for Burning Land & Hedges

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Hennessy has urged farmers to adhere to the restrictions on the cutting, burning or destruction of vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in hedges during the nesting and breeding season from tomorrow March 1st to August 31st. He said, “Although there are some exemptions to the restrictions for works carried […]

Nuffield Ireland Announces Spring 2011 Conference in Tipperary

Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust Ireland (Nuffield Ireland) is holding a Spring 2011 Nuffield Conference at the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Tipperary on Wednesday 2nd Feb next. The Guest Speaker is Jim Bergin CEO of Glanbia Ingredients. Irish and UK scholars will deliver presentations covering a wide range of topics namely, Carbon Sequestration, Energy from […]