When it comes to the end of the week, a couple with a huge mortgage and huge childcare costs  are left with almost nothing to pay for food. Photograph: iStock

A retired social worker who is establishing a food bank in one west of Ireland town said some of those experiencing food poverty were people with jobs(...)

Elaine Coholan, left and Jenny Synott founders of Dublin Cookie Company on Thomas Street, Dublin: ‘We were motivated by the idea of creating something out of nothing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dusty university charters tend to be dedicated to lofty ideals such as the advancement of literature, science and art. These days, they seem just as d(...)

Sir Richard Branson and his Voom bus: a shortlist of six finalists from Ireland and Britain will be selected to pitch their business idea to a panel of experts that includes the Virgin founder

in London Small businesses are more likely to suffer from Brexit than bigger ones and need to put pressure on politicians to ensure they are protected(...)

FoodCloud co-founders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien. The company expects  to redistribute 4,000 tonnes of food across Ireland this year

FoodCloud, a not-for-profit social enterprise that has developed software that helps businesses redistribute surplus food to charities, is to expand (...)

Since we are now keeping our food waste in kitchens and bins for longer, a “yuck factor” has entered the equation.

Food waste is a growing concern for households and commercial entities, but a couple of start-ups are trying to tackle the problem. The average househ(...)

Established by Iseult Ward and Aiobheann O’Brien, FoodCloud is one of many successful start-ups that have emerged from Trinity College

Trinity College has produced more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe over the last five years, according to new independent research. T(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)