Visualise the face of a farmer each time you buy a banana, says grower Stephen Best, from the West Indies: “This is a person who takes pride in his or her work, to generate the necessary income to sustain their livelihood and that of their families.”

Fairtrade Ireland has asked all retailers to reveal the percentage of Fairtrade bananas they stock, in light of a report which shows that Irish people(...)

Sinéad O’Riordan and Andrew Lynch

The New Theatre, Dublin ****   Don’t let the title fool you; the language of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s 2011 play is hardly impoveris(...)

Brown Thomas has partnered with French  restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud in design of new menu. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud is set to add a touch of Michelin-star flair to Brown Thomas’s food offering at its flagship Grafton Street depa(...)

Promoting Fairtrade Fortnight are Alfredo Ortega (right) vice-chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association and Alex Flores of the Aprainores Cashew Nut Co-op, El Salvador. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Irish supermarkets lag far behind their European counterparts when it comes to supporting Fairtrade products, the charity’s director, Peter G(...)

Ethics can be hard to hang on to when you’re shopping, and once you start looking closely at your purchases you will find few brands that are (...)