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#food poverty

# food-poverty - Saturday 30 July, 2022

'She didn't eat for 4 days to feed her baby': Irish foodbanks pushed to the limit
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'She didn't eat for 4 days to feed her baby': Irish foodbanks pushed to the limit

Jul 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,356 Views 33 Comments

19% of adults had skipped meals or reduced portion size so their family can eat enough, according to Barnardos.

# food-poverty - Monday 18 July, 2022

Almost one in ten people struggled with food poverty in 2021, according to government
# Increase
# Increase

Almost one in ten people struggled with food poverty in 2021, according to government

Jul 18th 2022, 1:34 PM 5,558 Views 5 Comments

Approximately 8.9% of Irish people experience food poverty according to a government survey, around 445,000 people.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly

May 11th 2022, 4:34 PM 22,237 Views 19 Comments

Tory MP Lee Anderson made the remarks during a debate in the UK parliament.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Quarter of parents worry whether they can provide food for their family - Barnardos report
# Survey
# Survey

Quarter of parents worry whether they can provide food for their family - Barnardos report

Feb 22nd 2022, 11:36 AM 7,814 Views 16 Comments

Parents who are concerned about food described themselves as feeling “stressed”, “worried about the future”, and “guilty”.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

Dec 25th 2018, 12:45 PM 9,838 Views 6 Comments

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

Apr 18th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,152 Views 53 Comments

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less
# Opinion
# Opinion

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

Jun 30th 2015, 4:20 PM 141 Views 20 Comments

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

# food-poverty - Monday 18 May, 2015

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food
# Hunger
# Hunger

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

May 18th 2015, 10:12 AM 13,614 Views 69 Comments

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.
# Opinion
# Opinion

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Apr 15th 2015, 11:00 AM 3,484 Views 199 Comments

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Tory peer apologises after saying 'poor people don't know how to cook'
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

Tory peer apologises after saying 'poor people don't know how to cook'

Dec 9th 2014, 9:47 AM 8,259 Views 54 Comments

Baroness Jenkin made the remarks in Westminster yesterday.

# food-poverty - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

Jul 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,145 Views 75 Comments

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.

# food-poverty - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 78 Views 235 Comments

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating
# Poverty
# Poverty

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Jun 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 6,674 Views 46 Comments

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# food-poverty - Friday 4 April, 2014

Food banks to be set up across Ireland
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

Food banks to be set up across Ireland

Apr 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 17,738 Views 73 Comments

The first bank opens in Cork in June, with another in Dublin to follow.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

GRAPH: The number of people who cannot afford food in Ireland has doubled
# OECD
# OECD

GRAPH: The number of people who cannot afford food in Ireland has doubled

Mar 19th 2014, 1:43 PM 10,595 Views 85 Comments

A worrying statistic from today’s OECD report.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe
# Poverty
# Poverty

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe

Mar 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 65 Views 18 Comments

A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens
# Poverty
# Poverty

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Feb 25th 2014, 9:16 PM 8,695 Views 56 Comments

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# food-poverty - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
# Malnutrition
# Malnutrition

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Jan 20th 2014, 8:20 AM 5,479 Views 20 Comments

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people
# Capuchin Day Centre
# Capuchin Day Centre

Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people

Dec 31st 2013, 5:30 PM 12,609 Views 32 Comments

We visited the centre yesterday to see what staff and volunteers would be cooking up for their annual festive gala.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day
# Basic Meals
# Basic Meals

Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day

Dec 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 190 Views 104 Comments

Food poverty is a difficult – but very real – fact to accept in modern society. Ireland must now make a decision on how to implement a programme to tackle rising poverty and social exclusion, writes Emer Costello.

# food-poverty - Sunday 15 December, 2013

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'

Dec 15th 2013, 12:47 PM 35,497 Views 188 Comments

Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.

# food-poverty - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,302 Views 3 Comments

How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?

# food-poverty - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target

Oct 16th 2012, 1:00 PM 122 Views 9 Comments

On World Food Day, a United Nations and EC official for agriculture declare that progress has been made in tackling hunger – but that one in eight people is still undernourished.

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

Oct 16th 2012, 10:21 AM 9,220 Views 114 Comments

Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.