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Irish Citizens Win Climate Change Lawsuit Against Government

Irish Citizens Win Climate Change Lawsuit Against Government

A group of Irish citizens has won a climate change lawsuit against the country's government. The legal action—known as Climate Case Ireland—was launched by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE). The environmental advocacy group took...
Irish Farmers Association Says It’s Time to Eat Less Meat

Irish Farmers Association Says It’s Time to Eat Less Meat

The president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy has said that the United Nations (UN) is "not wrong" to suggest a reduction in meat consumption. Healy responded to recent data that found...
University College Cork Secures €10 Million for Vegan Research and Development

Irish Uni Secures €10 Million for Vegan Research and Development

A new vegan food, drink, and agriculture initiative will kick off at Ireland's University College Cork (UCC) in January. Nearly €10 million in funding backs the Smart Protein project. €8.2 million comes from the European...

Dublin Is Now Home to Ireland’s First Vegan Supermarket

Ireland's first 100 percent organic, vegan supermarket has opened its doors in Dublin. Named Veganic, the new store is located in St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. It stocks vegan meat -- including plant-based steaks, bacon,...
The Happy Pear Open a Vegan Restaurant at Dublin Airport

The Happy Pear Open a Vegan Restaurant at Dublin Airport

Ireland-based vegan and vegetarian food company the Happy Pear will soon open a café in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. The eatery, which will be the company's fourth café, is opening in collaboration with highway...
Ireland Fur Farm Ban Approved By Cabinet

Ireland Fur Farm Ban Approved By Cabinet

(Updated June 27, 2019). Ireland is moving forward with a ban on fur farming. It will become the 15th European country to enact such a ban. The move was approved by the Cabinet earlier this...
Vegan Options Become Mandatory for New Irish School Lunch Program

Vegan Options Become Mandatory for New Irish School Lunch Program

A new school lunch program that gives thousands of kids access to vegan meals is about to kick off in Ireland. The Hot School Meals Scheme Project will begin on a pilot basis in September....

49% of Irish People Are Ready to Go Vegan for the Planet and Animals

(Updated June 2019) Nearly half of Irish people in a recent poll said they are ready to adopt a vegan diet for environmental and ethical reasons, according to a new study. Vitabiotics, that produces...
New €12m SuperValu Store to Feature Dedicated Vegan Section

New €12m SuperValu Store to Feature Dedicated Vegan Section

Irish supermarket chain SuperValu's new €12 million store will feature a dedicated vegetarian and vegan section. Located in Dunboyne, Meath, the 15,200-square-foot supermarket will also have a health and wellness section in addition to its...

Major EU Meat Brand Just Launched Its First Vegan Burgers

The ABP Group, one of Europe's leading meat processors, is set to launch vegan burgers backed by a £250,000 marketing campaign. Called Equals, the new meat-free food is made from soy and pea protein and...
Circle K's Vegan BLTs Are So Good You'll Forget About Bacon

Circle K’s Vegan BLTs Are So Good You’ll Forget About Bacon

Ireland's leading fuel and convenience store chain Circle K has upped its vegan food options. The company, which has more than 420 stations across Ireland, launched a vegan BLT to cater to the growing demand...
Ireland's Food Guidelines Just Recommended Going Vegetarian

Ireland’s Government Just Recommended Going Vegetarian

In a bid to improve public health, people in Ireland are being encouraged to eat more plant-based food and less meat, Irish Examiner reports. In an updated version of the "Healthy Eating, Food Safety and Food...
Finnebrogue Artisan Sausage Company Opens £3 Million Vegan Meat Factory In Ireland

Irish Sausage Company Opens £3 Million Vegan Meat Factory

Finnebrogue Artisan, the UK's leading top tier sausage producer, has invested £3 million in Northern Ireland's first dedicated vegan and vegetarian meat factory. The new facility will open near its existing factory in Downpatrick. The company,...
Dublin’s 5-Star Luxury Merrion Hotel Launches Vegan Menu With Author Holly White

Luxury 5-Star Dublin Hotel Launches Vegan Menu

The Merrion Hotel, a luxury 5-star hotel in Dublin, has launched a vegan menu. The new menu was made possible by the Merrion's collaboration with author and food blogger Holly White, who is certified in...
Pet Detectives Use Counterterrorism Technology to Take Down Puppy Mills

Pet Detectives Use Counterterrorism Technology to Take Down Puppy Mills

Pet detectives in Ireland are using counterterrorism technology to shut down illegal puppy mills. Named Project Capone, the software scans websites that puppies are sold from, tracking down similar images, phone numbers, and addresses to...
Irish Scientists Urge Parliament to Take Action on Cancer-Causing Processed Meats

Irish Scientists Urge Parliament to Take Action on Cancer-Causing Processed Meats

Two Northern Irish academics, along with a top NHS doctor, are demanding that Parliament do more to raise awareness about the cancer risks associated with eating processed meat. In a joint statement, they urged for...
Ireland Allocates Nearly €3M to Fund 108 Animal Welfare Organizations

Ireland Allocates Nearly €3M to Fund 108 Animal Welfare Organizations

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine in Ireland, just announced €2,751,000 of funding will be gifted to 108 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. “It gives me great pleasure in awarding this...

Ireland Gets Its First Large-Screen Vegan Video Ads

New large-screen video vegan advertisements have appeared in Dublin's main bus and train stations. The new ads - designed to encourage passersby to make the connection between meat, dairy, and sentient animals - will be...

This Irish City is Kinda Obsessed With Vegan Take Out

Cork, in the southwest of Ireland, ordered more vegan food than any other city in the nation in November, according to food delivery service Deliveroo. According to the Irish Examiner, "veganism has gone mainstream in Ireland...
3D Printed Slaughter-Free Steak Tastes ‘Just Like Steak’

Tesco’s Vegan Steak Arrives in Ireland

Vegan steak is on its way to Tesco stores in Ireland, the Irish Times reports. Made from wheat and soy protein, the animal-free steak is said to be "barely distinguishable from the real thing." The product -...
Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat Consumption

Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat...

Former president of Ireland and environmentalist Mary Robinson believes the nation has the potential to become a world leader on the issue of climate change, The Irish Times reports. Speaking on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...