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How To Feed A Family Of Four For Under €100 A Week

The Irish Times reported that the average Irish household spends €150 a week on food, totalling nearly €8,000 a year! Safefood Ireland state similar numbers claiming a two-parent, two-child (primary and secondary school age) living in an urban area will need to spend €145.58 for a healthy food shop or €159.54 in a rural area. For families on low income levels this would take up around 36% of their total outgoings each month. Blogger Jane Ashley claims she can feed her family for just over a Euro a day per person – for a four person family this would come to just €30 a week! Jane has the time to shop around for the best deals and spend weekends on meal prep. For many of us this simply isn’t feasible. In fact shopping on a budget can be harder for people with lower income levels who often don’t have the space to freeze meals prepared in bulk or the cash available to buy in bulk when products are on offer. Get your family shop for …

5 Great Places To Go For A Run In Ireland

Read time: 3 Minutes Running is just one of those things that you either love or hate. And even if you love it, to be honest, you still kind of hate it at times. No matter how into it you are, there’s always that ‘can I really be bothered?’ feeling as you lace up your shoes and the ‘Oh God, I’m going to die’ when you first get going. But when you properly get into your run, muster up a good pace and release those endorphins, you feel pretty incredible. You know you’re doing something good for your body and your mind, you’re pushing yourself, you’re getting outdoors and you know, it costs a lot less than the gym. In Ireland, we’re incredibly lucky to be spoilt for choice with some great, scenic locations which would appeal to even the most reluctant runner. So whether you’re a daily pavement pounder trying to discover a new location or just dipping your toe into a new activity, here are some of the greatest places to go for …

Facts about food disposal in Ireland with tips to help you reduce your waste

Read time: 2 Minutes Even though we know we shouldn’t do it, we’re all guilty of throwing a bit of extra food in the bin. But whether it’s those leftovers from the dinner plate or the bag of lettuce that’s turned a bit brown, all of those small items add up. In fact – in Ireland there are over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Some stats about food waste in Ireland Around one third of this comes from households. Over 300,000 tonnes of food going to waste each year in our homes. This means that each person is throwing out about 80kg of food waste each year, which costs Irish householders €700 each year. In general, there are 3 types of food waste thrown out: • 60% is avoidable food waste, e.g. plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg. • 20% is potentially avoidable food waste, things like bread crusts, potato skins, etc. Habit causing waste • 20% is unavoidable food waste and includes things like chicken bones, banana …

Do You Need To Get Married? Opinions From Irish Bloggers

Read time: 5 Minutes Marriage in Ireland has changed a lot over the years. Not only is it now legal for same sex couples to wed, but figures show that the way men and women approach marriage in 2017 is vastly different to our view of the institution just a few decades ago. In Ireland, there are approximately 22,000 marriages per year, with a rate of 4.8 per 1,000 population tying the knot annually. Although this seems like a large number, it’s quite a drop from 1973 when the marriage rate stood at 7.42. The most notable in change is in how long we’re waiting to get married. Nowadays, the average age of a first-time bride and groom being 33 and 35. That’s a sharp increase from the seventies when the average ages were 24 and 26, respectively. Same sex marriages make up almost 5% of all marriages and religious ceremonies account for just under 65% of marriages. So as the numbers continue to change, we’ve talked to a number of Irish women, of varying relationships …