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# Hunger

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Sean Kelly: Readers are not interested in half an autobiography about doping
The former number one cyclist in the world spoke to Second Captains about details in his book ‘Hunger’.
Column: Today's countries in need are tomorrow's trading partners
Ending global poverty means changing the way we view overseas aid and development – which is why the public have been invited to share ideas about Ireland’s contribution to the world stage, writes Joe Costello TD.
Taoiseach doubles Ireland's spend on nutrition for the next eight years
Ireland already gives around €32 million a year for nutrition programmes, so this is set to increase to around €64 million.
More than 200 groups tell G8: Here's how to fight world hunger
It is the largest coalition of NGOs and charities since Make Poverty History in 2005.
Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin
Jim Larkin is an iconic figure in Irish history, yet when I was in school the Lockout only received a minor mention on the history syllabus – we wanted to make him more accessible, says Rory McConville.
Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.
Ireland to give €21 million to World Food Programme
The deal was signed during the opening day of a major international conference focussing on climate change, hunger and poor nutrition.
Tackling climate change and hunger on agenda at major conference
Former US Vice-President Al Gore is amongst those who will attend the event, which is being held by the Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation.
Rouen, Robin Hood and Real Madrid: The week in numbers
Also, how many of Kerry’s councillors actually favour relaxed drink-driving rules? And just how rich is Apple?
In full: Micheál Martin’s letter to outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the departing Clinton expressing his desire for her to return to public office as she is tipped for a presidential run in 2016.
Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target
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.
Hunger remains 'major' global threat to world’s poorest and most vulnerable
The newest Global Hunger Index shows the unsustainable use of land, water, and energy are the biggest factors affecting the food security of the most vulnerable people around the world.
Cork hopeful of Carey being fit for defence against Donegal
Cork report a full bill of health as they gear up for their football semi-final showdown with Donegal.
Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia
Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.
Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'
That is the view of the United Nations, which said nearly a third of North Korean children under the age of 5 show signs of stunting. 16 million North Koreans rely on food rations.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.
Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims
This weekend is the official State commemoration of the Great Famine.
Growing number of children going hungry to school or bed - report
A major new survey reveals that 21 per cent of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 17 either go to school or to bed without a proper meal.
Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival
Event in Beirut is to focus on conflict resolution as well as representations of sectarianism and violence. “The two countries have very much in common,” says organiser.
A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report
A major survey carried out by the charity Save the Children has highlighted the problem of child malnutrition.
Column: An open letter to the world’s seven billionth child
As the world’s population officially hits 7,000,000,000, Tom Arnold of Concern tells today’s baby what lies in store.
Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?
Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.
Somali refugees moved as camps overflow
The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.