ANOTHER week passes and we are still fumbling along in our ‘new normal’, even if we are allowed to fumble on a few kilometres further than we did last week.

What changed times. instead of waiting for the Irish 2000 Guineas declarations on Thursday, I was watching a journalist from our sister paper the Farmers Journal performing auctioneer duties in an empty ring in Roscrea market as they tested their new app to allow online sales. A tip for the 1000 Guineas? I’ll bid €1,000 for a mythical bullock instead!