Recent global events have directed our attention to the question of food security, and insecurity –  a matter of great importance in the collective Irish memory. As politicians and farmers’ organisations call for urgent changes in our farming practices, it is worth reflecting on the meaning of food security and […]

Joy Larkcom, 86, won’t allow the physical limitations that come with age to keep her out of her beloved greenhouse. The inspiring gardener and writer, affectionally referred to as ‘The Queen of Vegetable Growing’ has garnered an enviable reputation over the years for her expertise in the vegetable patch. Joy […]