33 years and counting

26 Jul , 2019  

Set-up over three decades ago, Hickey Engineering is today very much a leading supplier of structural steel & cladding throughout the country’s midlands. Founder and owner Tony Hickey told Irish Tractor & Agri all about a thriving company which has earned itself a glowing reputation over the years. These days business is going well at […]


Worrell Harvesting – a pioneer in wood biomass

24 Jul , 2019  

Pioneering whole-tree harvesting in Ireland, Worrell Harvesting are leading the way in wood biomass. Irish Tractor & Agri travelled to Ballybrittas in County Laois and interrupted founder Kenneth Worrell’s busy schedule to get an update on developments at this progressive, family-run company, which provides a complete range of forestry services. As the complete forestry company, […]


The highest standards of safety

23 Jul , 2019  

The winner of the inaugural Hooper Dolan sponsored Waterford Farm Safety Awards in association with Teagasc was announced back in January and Noel and Sinead Griffin walked away with a Waterford Crystal trophy and €2,000 prize money. The judging panel for the awards consisted of John McNamara, Teagasc health and safety officer; Sue Phelan, Kildalton […]



A Donegal haulier with an insight into farmers’ needs

19 Jul , 2019  

Over the past 30 years and counting, T McBrearty Livestock Haulage has provided exceptional services to farmers across the Donegal region. We caught up with the eponymous founder and owner Tony McBrearty – who does some farming himself – to get an update on day-to-day activities. As a fully-subscribed member of the farming community, Tony […]


McHugh Timber Products Ltd: The people’s choice

17 Jul , 2019  

Fencing products play an integral role in the agricultural industry. A common sight on any Irish farm are paling posts erected in fields. For many of us, there is nothing to a fencing post, it’s just a generally rounded piece of timber that is placed in the ground, but for farmers it is a mainstay […]


H&T Construction offer the complete service

15 Jul , 2019  

Established in 2005, Kilkenny based H&T Construction has earned a reputation for delivering a quality service to its ever-increasing customer base. Company directors Robert Hennessy and Paul Treacy are qualified carpenters that decided to set up their own business 14 years ago and they haven’t looked back since, despite coming through arguably the worst recession […]


Curran Sawmills is at the top of the tree

12 Jul , 2019  

Galway-based Curran Sawmills (Gabriel Curran & Sons Sawmills Ltd) has been a leading supplier of processed timber products to the agricultural, construction, landscaping, domestic, energy and rail sectors since it was established in 1981 by Gabriel Curran. Adhering to the highest international standards, certified FSE renewable, CE certified and NSAI regulated with wood graded to […]


Focusing on service

10 Jul , 2019  

DS Agricon Ltd has been providing its customers with the kind of efficient service which keeps them coming back again and again. Irish Tractor spoke to company owner Damian Shally to find out more about the County Galway-based outfit. Since 2005, Damian has been operating his own agricultural contracting business but his love for the […]


A decade of excellent forestry services

3 Jul , 2019  

Brennan Forestry Machinery Ltd has been at the forefront of the forestry industry in the Connacht region for the past decade. Owner Robert Brennan detailed the services the company provides to its valued clients. Using state-of-the-art machinery, Brennan Forestry Machinery is a highly experienced timber harvesting company operating throughout Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Established by Robert […]


Through the Chair with Patrick Kent

2 Jul , 2019  

Now in his sixth year and final year as President of the ICSA, Patrick Kent continues to fight the good fight for farmers the length and breadth of the country. The issue of low farming incomes remains top of his list of priorities. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association emerged as a farming lobby […]