Updated: 20/09/17 : 06:48:44
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FSAI's food donation guidance to charities and businesses

In light of growing awareness of the need to reduce food waste and an increase in food donations to combat food poverty, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today published four new guidance documents for charities and donating food businesses to ensure that the highest food safety standards are maintained to protect consumer health.  One in eight people living in Ireland are experiencing food poverty*, while food waste in [...]  Read More...

Updated: 20/09/17 : 13:30:59
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Sligo schools urged to join campaign against food waste

SLIGO schools are being asked to join a nationwide campaign against food waste as world hunger levels rise to new alarming levels. Hunger Heroes, run by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide, raises awareness of the global hunger crisis and teaches children how they can help solve it.“Hunger Heroes is about fighting hunger and food waste locally, in our schools and in our kitchens,” said Lauren Wright, Concern’s Schools and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 22/09/17 : 06:53:14
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Top British tour operators stop off in Sligo

Twenty-two (22) leading British coach and group tour operators have been visiting Sligo and the Wild Atlantic Way, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were here to attend a workshop in Westport, where they met with Irish tourism enterprises to negotiate for their 2018 programmes.The tour operators also took part in a fact-finding visit along the Wild Atlantic Way, to experience for themselves the high standard and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/09/17 : 07:14:54
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Secrets of Ancient Irish Burial Practices Revealed in Sligo

A new analysis of bones taken from a century-old excavation at Carrowkeel in County Sligo has revealed evidence of the burial practices and death rites of the ancient people of Ireland.The findings, which have been published in the journal Bioarchaeology International, are part of a project applying modern techniques and research questions to the human remains. The team of researchers includes Sam Moore, lecturer in Prehistoric [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/09/17 : 06:30:41
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Simon Cumbers Media Fund seeks proposals for development-related media projects

Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the winter 2017 round of [...]  Read More...