Alexandros Theodoridis, one of the founders of food-distribution group Boroume. Photograph: Giorgos Oikonomopoulos/Ta Nea

In the midst of the Greek economic crisis in 2011, a group of friends saved 12 cheese pies left over at a bakery in west Athens. They brought them to (...)

From Left: Annalisa O’Carroll head of Impact; Elizabeth Waters of the Virtual Community College; Tony Griffin of  Soar; Karen Leigh of special needs charity Sensational Kids; CEO of DCC Tommy Breen; Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward of FoodCloud, at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards. Photograph: Fergal Phillips.

Nine social entrepreneurs were awarded €600,000 at the 10th annual Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards in Dublin last night. SEI presented three Impac(...)

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of FoodCloud, a company trying to minimise food waste by supermarkets and other retailers. Aoibheann is pictured with a donation basket from Tesco in Ringsend, Dublin, while Iseult displays the company’s phone app. photograph: dave meehan

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, world food production will need to increase by 60 per cent in (...)