Restored in 2017, Market House in Stradbally, Co Laois, got a new lease of life when a Friday farmers market  commenced – in the middle of a pandemic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone who has ever driven through the Laois town of Stradbally will be familiar with the rust-coloured canopy of the Market House in the town’s squar(...)

Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming (...)