One in five children is going to school hungry because there is not enough food in the home, latest figures show. However, thousands of children from(...)

One in three families with primary school children are worried about their budget for food, new research has found.

The number of children coming to school hungry has increased in the past year, according to 77 per cent of teachers surveyed in new research on food (...)

A comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that healthy food costs up to three times as much as unhealthy food – and this price gap appears to be widening

Miss South never expected to be poor. Born in Northern Ireland, the popular food blogger and cookbook author is educated, well-spoken and from a mi(...)

Róisín Devoy (centre), community food initiative co-ordinator, with Alfie Palmer and Breda Hanaphy, at the community garden at Corduff , Blanchardstown.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Healthy food doesn’t come cheap. For many, especially those on low incomes, it’s virtually impossible to access. Around Ireland, however, a new mod(...)

Eating breakfast at  St Patrick’s School’s Breakfast Club. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Áine Kirwan arrives at school every morning she is struck by the sound of children’s chat and laughter that fill the corridors that lead to the b(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said that social inequalities within Irish society have created a “health tombing”.

The number of people experiencing food poverty in Ireland could fill Croke park five times over, a conference has heard. According to the chari(...)

Orlaith Blaney, chief executive of McCannBlue advertising agency said the issue of obesity was “very, very emotive” for parents and they needed support, rather than being victimised.

A mother who blended McDonald’s meals for her baby and a four-year-old who consumed close to a day’s recommended calorie intake for his breakfast were(...)

Food poverty: ‘It is never just about cost. Access is a big issue too: access to food and access to shops and information’

On September 30th, an article in this newspaper outlined the difficulty some families have feeding their families. One woman who featured in the artic(...)