Margaret Griffin at home in Moynalty with Honky the pig. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

When actor James Cromwell played a pig’s best friend in the 1995 hit film Babe, he announced afterwards that he was an “ethical vegan”. Co Meath sm(...)

Margaret Griffin picking blackcurrants to make crème de cassis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This summer’s bumper crops of blackcurrants and redcurrants have left gardeners wondering what to do with their bounty once they’ve exhausted the jams(...)