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#Bananas

# bananas - Last year 2021

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 27,227 Views 20 Comments

It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.

# bananas - All time

What to do with... Overripe bananas from the fruit bowl
# What To Do With
# What To Do With

What to do with... Overripe bananas from the fruit bowl

Jul 19th 2018, 2:21 PM 4,814 Views 1 Comment

Got a bunch going black? We’re here to help.

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream
# The Future
# The Future

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Mar 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 7,511 Views 10 Comments

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

In Ireland we eat about 5 million bananas every week, but do you know where they come from?
# Opinion
# Opinion

In Ireland we eat about 5 million bananas every week, but do you know where they come from?

Nov 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,168 Views 57 Comments

Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.

'Success' story for officers as €10m in cocaine found with pureed bananas
# Exito
# Exito

'Success' story for officers as €10m in cocaine found with pureed bananas

Oct 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 7,836 Views 8 Comments

300 bricks of high-quality cocaine each had a label with the word “éxito” (“success”).

'I'm not afraid of the giant Minion' - we spoke to the man tasked with fixing the beast
# Bananas
From The Daily Edge
# Bananas

'I'm not afraid of the giant Minion' - we spoke to the man tasked with fixing the beast

Aug 5th 2015, 11:21 AM 3,066 Views 0 Comments

Gerry Frawley, Minion doctor.

12 times people took the Minions craze way too far
# Yellow Yokes
From The Daily Edge
# Yellow Yokes

12 times people took the Minions craze way too far

Jul 8th 2015, 7:56 PM 6,383 Views 4 Comments

They have truly taken over.

12 strange habits that make Novak Djokovic the most interesting man in tennis
# Bananas
From The42
# Bananas

12 strange habits that make Novak Djokovic the most interesting man in tennis

May 11th 2015, 2:40 PM 10,389 Views 2 Comments

Drinking warm water, eating grass and shouting at ball boys all help make him number one.

Pat Spillane talks Joe Brolly: '1 All-Ireland medal Joe. No one gives a shite'
# Yerra
From The42
# Yerra

Pat Spillane talks Joe Brolly: '1 All-Ireland medal Joe. No one gives a shite'

May 9th 2015, 11:26 AM 14,244 Views 29 Comments

Spillane gave a great interview to Ryan Tubridy on last night’s Late Late show.

Huge stash of cocaine found in Aldi banana boxes AGAIN
# Logistical Error
# Logistical Error

Huge stash of cocaine found in Aldi banana boxes AGAIN

May 5th 2015, 9:06 AM 33,136 Views 45 Comments

Police believe the smugglers made “logistical errors” in both instances.

Baby bat adorably feasts on a banana, steals the internet's heart
# Batbaby
From The Daily Edge
# Batbaby

Baby bat adorably feasts on a banana, steals the internet's heart

Feb 27th 2015, 1:45 PM 4,058 Views 0 Comments

Bats are the new cats.

Who knew cats and bananas were such mortal enemies?
# Fruit Loop
From The Daily Edge
# Fruit Loop

Who knew cats and bananas were such mortal enemies?

Feb 18th 2015, 7:54 PM 7,005 Views 0 Comments

Yet another foe to add to the long, long list of Cat Enemies.

'If Roy went to the shops you'd wonder what he's bought' - O'Neill dismisses Keano furore
# Bananas
From The42
# Bananas

'If Roy went to the shops you'd wonder what he's bought' - O'Neill dismisses Keano furore

Feb 1st 2015, 5:47 PM 15,423 Views 21 Comments

The Republic of Ireland boss reiterated today that his assistant hasn’t become a distraction.

Cocaine hidden among bananas - and heading towards Ireland - seized
# From Colombia
# From Colombia

Cocaine hidden among bananas - and heading towards Ireland - seized

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:25 AM 26,632 Views 51 Comments

The seizure is a major blow for Irish drugs gang, according to gardaí.

Spanish police dogs sniffed out cocaine hidden in bananas
# Drug Smugglers
# Drug Smugglers

Spanish police dogs sniffed out cocaine hidden in bananas

Oct 30th 2014, 7:54 AM 7,829 Views 13 Comments

Nine people have been arrested.

Mega Fyffes deal hits banana skin as Chiquita goes Brazillian
# Not So A-peeling
# Not So A-peeling

Mega Fyffes deal hits banana skin as Chiquita goes Brazillian

Oct 24th 2014, 3:31 PM 8,593 Views 12 Comments

The world’s biggest banana firm won’t be Irish after all.

Fyffes owners are being offered less juice out of big banana deal
# Getting Squeezed
# Getting Squeezed

Fyffes owners are being offered less juice out of big banana deal

Sep 26th 2014, 9:01 AM 5,834 Views 11 Comments

They would now get just over 40% from a merger with US company Chiquita.

British woman finds eggs of the world's most poisonous spider in her shopping
# Noooooo
From The Daily Edge
# Noooooo

British woman finds eggs of the world's most poisonous spider in her shopping

Sep 10th 2014, 11:04 AM 4,668 Views 6 Comments

It’s on me. It really, really feels like it’s on me.

Gone bananas: the Fyffes and Chiquita merger is in jeopardy
# Bananas
# Bananas

Gone bananas: the Fyffes and Chiquita merger is in jeopardy

Aug 12th 2014, 1:07 PM 8,628 Views 21 Comments

A rival bid from a Brazilian outfit could scupper the Irish company’s deal with the US giant.

After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial
# This S**t Is Bananas
# This S**t Is Bananas

After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial

Jun 16th 2014, 12:45 PM 17,714 Views 42 Comments

The banana may look like other bananas but on the inside it’s a whole other story.

The bananas are flying in Serie A as AC Milan players targeted for racist abuse
# Strange Fruit
From The42
# Strange Fruit

The bananas are flying in Serie A as AC Milan players targeted for racist abuse

May 11th 2014, 2:58 PM 5,928 Views 10 Comments

Nigel de Jong and Kevin Constant were subjected to a barrage of abuse.

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

May 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 10,717 Views 6 Comments

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

How many bananas do the Irish eat in a week?
# Port Of Cork
# Port Of Cork

How many bananas do the Irish eat in a week?

Apr 28th 2014, 2:45 PM 19,904 Views 34 Comments

A fly-on-the-deck doc sees Cork, the world’s second largest natural deep water harbour, give up its secrets.

The world's banana crop is in danger of 'massive destruction'
# Chiquit-ing Death
# Chiquit-ing Death

The world's banana crop is in danger of 'massive destruction'

Apr 14th 2014, 12:25 PM 14,354 Views 26 Comments

The UN has warned that we have to act now to avoid the destruction of the world’s banana crop.

No jobs bonanza from banana merger
# Bananas
# Bananas

No jobs bonanza from banana merger

Mar 10th 2014, 10:18 AM 9,227 Views 21 Comments

Chiquita and Fyffes merge and will be “domiciled” in Ireland.

Bananas are actually not that good for monkeys
# Go Bananas
From The Daily Edge
# Go Bananas

Bananas are actually not that good for monkeys

Jan 15th 2014, 5:41 PM 1,794 Views 1 Comment

Not even monkeys can’t avoid the dreaded diet.

Man ram-raids petrol station, then steals only a single banana
# Bananas
From The Daily Edge
# Bananas

Man ram-raids petrol station, then steals only a single banana

Jan 10th 2014, 8:02 AM 1,480 Views 0 Comments

He must have really needed that banana.

Cocaine delivered to Aldi in believed 'logistical error' by drug smugglers
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

Cocaine delivered to Aldi in believed 'logistical error' by drug smugglers

Jan 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 50,237 Views 38 Comments

The drugs were valued at six million euro.

This banana art will blow your mind
# B-A-N-A-N-A-S
From The Daily Edge
# B-A-N-A-N-A-S

This banana art will blow your mind

Aug 29th 2013, 9:26 AM 2,853 Views 6 Comments

Yes, banana art. No, that’s not a euphemism.

Bananas thrown at black Italian minister
# Racism
# Racism

Bananas thrown at black Italian minister

Jul 27th 2013, 5:41 PM 13,014 Views 135 Comments

Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo but has lived in Italy for 30 years, has faced several incidents of racism since taking her post.

12 things to eat while watching Arrested Development
# Unlimited Juice
From The Daily Edge
# Unlimited Juice

12 things to eat while watching Arrested Development

May 27th 2013, 12:00 PM 3,114 Views 1 Comment

Look, we all know that the snacks are half the experience.

Why was there an Ostrich at the Arrested Development premiere?
# Banana Stand
From The Daily Edge
# Banana Stand

Why was there an Ostrich at the Arrested Development premiere?

Apr 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,190 Views 1 Comment

The Bluths are back.

You've seen Fairtrade Ireland's Brad Pitt spoof, right?
# Fair Play
From The Daily Edge
# Fair Play

You've seen Fairtrade Ireland's Brad Pitt spoof, right?

Feb 25th 2013, 8:52 AM 6,697 Views 4 Comments

Fair play to Fairtrade Fortnight’s launch ad. Well played, banana-toting man, well played.

Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas
# Bananas
# Bananas

Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas

Sep 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 21,799 Views 47 Comments

The Austrian-based supermarket Billa wrapped the peeled bananas in plastic packaging.

Bananas and pineapples will be getting more expensive
# You've Been Warned
# You've Been Warned

Bananas and pineapples will be getting more expensive

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:07 AM 6,045 Views 35 Comments

Fyffes says it’ll have to increase its sales prices as the cost of fruit and fuel goes up and while the euro weakens.