Mairead Lavery is editor of Irish Country Living. She is a graduate of the University of Limerick and Trinity College. She lives in Shanagolden, Co Limerick with her husband Sean and has three adult children. She has represented IFA on the board of the National Economic and Social Council. She is a former County Chairman of Limerick IFA and represented the county on the IFA Executive Council. Mairead is a former winner of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists National Journalist of the Year Award and won the National Print category on two occasions. She also won the John Healy Award for Regional Journalism. She contributes weekly to Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff Show and is a regular panellist on The Breakfast Show on Newstalk. She is a regular on TV3’s Midday and MidWeek shows.