Louise Hogan has been appointed as Farming Editor of the Irish Independent.
Currently the Assistant News Editor of the Irish Independent, she has previously worked as a reporter with the Irish Independent, Press Association and Today FM. She is a graduate of Dublin City University.
From Tullow, Co Carlow, Louise also runs a drystock farm and is undertaking an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture with Teagasc.
INM Editor-In-Chief Stephen Rae said Farming Independent, the Irish Independent and Independent.ie play a vital role in covering agri-business, farming and rural affairs.
“Louise is well aware of the key issues facing the farming community today and how the industry is changing. She also has an in-depth and technical knowledge of the best practices within the sector, as well as the new challenges ahead as international competition grows,” he said.
Louise said she looks forward to the challenge of taking on the role.
“The renewed confidence within the sector has opened up even more opportunities for both farming families and agribusiness, and Farming Independent, Irish Independent and Independent.ie have a vital role to play in educating and informing people.
“Today's young farmers are not just out working the land - they are tech-savvy entrepreneurs who are running thriving businesses.”