When you sit down to dinner today, will you wonder about the environmental cost of that plate of food? What is the carbon footprint of your carbona(...)

Food waste occurs in many ways such as when farmers dump ugly vegetables or supermarkets dump unsold stock

Irish hospitals used to spend a mind-numbing €600,000 on unused salt and pepper sachets.The sachets were supplied with every meal served to patients(...)

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(...)

Dr Mick Carter and Gail Condon, founders of Writing for Tiny. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

The first round of companies hoping to raise funds from Trinity College’s new crowdfunding platform ended their campaigns last week without hitting th(...)

One million tonnes of food in Ireland and almost 1.3 billion tonnes worldwide are wasted every year, according to Iseult Ward, co-founder of Foodcloud.

Foodcloud, a new organisation that matches surplus food with people who need it, has called on people to sign a national pledge to reduce Irela(...)

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 (...)

Post-BSE in 1996 and foot and mouth in 2001 the practice of feeding waste food to animals was outlawed.

We waste an awful lot of food. Why is that? While our lives become ever more streamlined and technologically efficient, we bin tonnes of food and the (...)

Last year’s Dublin Web Summit: this year’s version is expected to attract 10,000 visitors

‘To be honest, the first time I ever I went to an event which I was supposed to network at, I think I found myself standing on my own in the corner fo(...)