The Irish Blood Transfusion Service  collected 133,309 blood donations from 80,688 donors in 2014, meeting all hospital needs for the year. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) studies on the frequency of Hepatitis E, a food borne disease that can lead to serious liver disease in(...)

Annual inflation in the euro zone was the same in August as in July, defying economists’ expectations of a slowdown. Photo: Bloomberg

(...)’ expectations of a slowdown, as rising prices of unprocessed food and services offset some of the downward pull(...)

(...) year’s site map. Pick your camping spot out, figure out your food trail, and of course make a note of(...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

(...), including European ones such as Deliveroo, a food-delivery company that recently raised $70 million. In the(...)

Richard Fitzgerald, Jessica Kahawaty, Casey Fitzgerald, Simon Harrington, and Heidi Schnittger  at the launch of Lovin Dubai

Lovin Dublin, the food blog and restaurant review site founded by Irish entrepreneur Niall Harbison(...)

Ciara Kenny with a quick-marinated pork tenderloin with baby corn and mangetout she cooked from ingredients delivered by DropChef

(...) had little food expertise, so they approached Tamarin Blackmur and Brian Topping, winner and runner(...)

One child treated in Temple Street hospital in Dublin weighed almost 30kg, double the average weight for their age-group. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

(...) childhood obesity is currently being developed. Dr Murphy was critical of food habits in society. “We are(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...) island with all the cargoes, including extensive food and catering”.

A multi-pronged attack

(...) weight gain. As Michael Gibney, Professor of Food and Health at UCD pointed out in the pages of this(...)

Grapes of wrath: since 2012, excise on wine has risen by 62 per cent in Ireland with the tax take from a standard €9 bottle increasing from 39 per cent to 54 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Excise on wine is now 106 times higher in Ireland than in France, according to a new study, which reveals that despite this, sales continue to reboun(...)