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Solid as steel after 70 years

17 Jun , 2021  

Based in Dundrum, Co Tipperary, O’Dwyer Steel is one of the leading suppliers of CE certified structural steel and cladding in Ireland and the UK. Building Ireland spoke with Managing Director Matt Ryan and Billy Heffernan (Agricultural Sales Manager) to learn all about the company – from its origins to the state of business today. […]

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Quality farm buildings since 1979

15 Jun , 2021  

Based in Killarney, Healy Construction specialises in formwork, concrete and structural steel buildings. The family business was established over 40 years ago by Paddy Healy, whose son Paudie now runs the company. Paddy built his first slatted unit in Killarney in 1979 and quickly earned a reputation for quality, reliability and value-for-money. For many years, Healy Construction focused on the construction side of farm […]

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Keeping their customers happy is number one priority for S Browne Contracting & Haulage

10 Jun , 2021  

Located in Camolin, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, S Browne Contracting & Haulage is a company on the up. Stephen Browne tells us more about the business he set up six years ago and his ambitious plans for the future. With an appetite for hard graft and a desire to be his own boss, Stephen set up […]

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Monaghan Plant & Agri – one of the best in the West

8 Jun , 2021  

Monaghan Plant & Agri Ltd. (formerly Anthony Monaghan) have been providing exceptional agri contracting and plant hire services from its base in Erris, Co. Mayo for nearly two decades. Established in 2002, this family-run Gaeltacht business is the agri contractor of choice for farmers on the Mullet Peninsula and beyond. Specialising in land reclamation and […]

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Changing Times

3 Jun , 2021  

Livestock Marts are an integral part of Irish society and for many generations they have been the focal point for the farming community. Not only are they a place to buy and sell your livestock, but they are also a place to discuss the latest trials and tribulations within the industry. However, that social aspect […]

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Agri Mac Services & Plant Hire mark a decade

1 Jun , 2021  

Based in Rosscahill, Co Galway, Agri Mac Services & Plant Hire specialises in silage and plant hire and groundworks services for its customers. Irish Tractor and Agri caught up with its owner Seán Magee (22) to learn about the company – from its origins to the state of business today. These are very busy times […]

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Delivering the solutions that farmers need

27 May , 2021  

Given the expensive nature of farming machinery many farmers turn to contractors to carry out their annual harvesting and other work that is carried out every year. Agricultural contractors play an integral role in the day to day running of farms and farmers turn to them to carry out much of the work they need […]

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IFA Potato chairman looks back on time in position

25 May , 2021  

Entering his final year of a four-year term, IFA Potato chairman Thomas McKeown looks back on his duration in the role when speaking to this month’s edition of Irish Tractor. The Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) is Ireland’s largest farming representative organisation. They have looked after the wellbeing and the interests of Irish farmers in all […]

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Athenry Mart celebrates 60 years

20 May , 2021  

These are exciting times at Athenry Co-Operative Livestock Mart which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021 and recently appointed a new manager. Kilkenny native Brian Hogan took up the position vacated by former manager Alan Barry on September 28 last and is looking forward to the challenge of running one of the busiest and oldest […]

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Proud day for the Killeen family

18 May , 2021  

The 2020 FBD Young Farmer of the Year was unique in that it was the first time ever that the event was held as a virtual presentation live on social media. Macra na Feirme’s Facebook hosted the event as the finalists were introduced on Friday, November 27th with IFA President Thomas Duffy thanking all those […]