Port’s Vision 2020 Free Workshops

New Business Workshop Monday 20th June @ 2:00-4:00pm Portarlington Community Centre Have a good business idea but not sure where to start? or Just started a business? Whether you have just started a new business and need support or you have a good idea and want to see if you build a business around it—this […]

Laois Athletes Join the 2011 Triathlone Challenge

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WELCOME AS PART OF TEAMS Ireland’s largest Triathlon event is calling on all Laois runners, triathletes, swimmers and fitness enthusiasts to join them to take The 2011 Waterways Ireland triathlone Challenge this July.   Whether standard, sprint or ‘try a tri’ triAthlone 2011 has a race for everyone and would like encourage you to […]

IFA to Take a Stand Against Failed Regulation and Flawed Legislation

IFA President John Bryan said tomorrow’s protest at Minister Richard Bruton’s office in Dublin will highlight the failed regulation and flawed legislation that has allowed the powerful multiples to dominate the food supply chain and fleece farmers to bolster their profits. He said farmers had to take a stand for their right to negotiate a […]

Craic agus Ceol with Comhaltas in Portalington, County Laois!

Enjoy and experience traditional Irish music at its best in Portalington from Sunday 29th May until Sunday 5th June 2011 23rd May 2011 Traditional Irish music is a legacy that has never died; it is still growing, taught, and appreciated all over the world. It is this legacy that will be celebrated throughout the upcoming […]

AEOS 2 Target Will Fall Short – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley said the projected targets for AEOS 2 set down by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney will more than likely not now be met. Mr Turley said that the cutbacks in the scheme announced by the Minister in early April have led to farmers questioning the merits of the scheme.  […]

Upcoming Events in Kavanagh’s Pub Portlaoise

We’ve got a few hectic weeks coming up in Kavanaghs and just to give you a flavour of what’s on offer…….. Friday 20th May JOHN SPILLANE – ‘So Far So Good, Like!‘ Singer, Songwriter and Story teller Support – James O’Connor & Audrey Trainor Tickets only €15 from Kavanaghs & €16.15 from ticketmaster Thursday 26th May […]


IFA President John Bryan has rejected claims by Irish Rural Link about European funding for agriculture as misleading, inaccurate and without basis. John Bryan said, “This organisation is looking for increased Leader funding as part of the post-2013 CAP review. Ironically, Leader funding made available to Ireland under the current Rural Development Plan has not […]

Daft.ie Rental Report, Q1 2011 – Rents rise by half a percent in early 2011

10th May, 2011 – Nationwide rents rose by half a percent (0.5%) on average in the first three months of 2011, according to the latest report published by the property website, Daft.ie. The average rent nationwide now stands at €825, 25% below the 2007 peak. Rents have been largely static since early 2010, however the […]

IFA Membership Reaches All-Time High

IFA National Treasurer and Returning Officer, JJ Kavanagh has complimented officers from the Association’s 947 branches and the regional staff for their tremendous work during the past year which has seen a further net increase of 300 members, bringing the overall membership of the Association to an all-time high. Addressing the Chairmans’ Forum this week, […]

Rural Broadband Scheme Announced by Minister Rabbitte

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte today announced a new Rural Broadband Scheme which aims to identify the remaining individual premises in rural Ireland that are unable to obtain a broadband service and to provide a service to those premises where requested. This Scheme will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and […]

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