Category: Public Life

Vegan Business In Sligo Wins Best Free From Café In Ireland

Vegan business, the Sweet Beat Café, has won Best Free From in Connaught and Ireland at the Irish Restaurant Awards this week.

The café provides plant-based, vegan-friendly food including fresh super salads, cold pressed juices, probiotic drinks and living, nourishing food. Owner Carolanne Rushe opened the business in 2015 and it’s gone from strength to strength ever since.

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Irish American Actress Says Veganism Is Her Truth

Irish American actress, Kate Mara, has recently said that veganism is one of her five personal truths.

In an interview with Shape, Mara talked about animal rights and how important veganism is to her.

Mara has been a vegan for five years. She said, “I found it hard to give up cheese at first because I love it so much. But I haven’t missed meat at all.”

She decided to go vegan after reading a book called The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. “It’s about how our bodies are not meant to digest animal products and what we should be eating instead,” she said.

Although she initially went vegan for her health, she embraced the vegan lifestyle after realising that working on behalf of animals is “life-changing”. She raised money for chimps abandoned by a medical organisation in Liberia two years ago and the project was a big success.

Speaking about the experience, she said, “I didn’t realise what I was missing until I started working with and for animals. To protect innocent creatures in ways they can’t do themselves is really an amazing thing.”

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Featured image by Gage Skidmore

Irish Vegan TV Star Labelled “A Snowflake”

Former Xpose star, Aisling O’Loughlin’ was recently labelled a “snowflake” after stating she has decided to go vegan.

The remark was made by Anna Marie McHugh, the general secretary of the World Ploughing Organisation, on RTE’s Cutting Edge programme on Wednesday.

After revealing she had decided to become vegan that day to “save the planet”, fellow panelist McHugh lashed out, branding veganism “ridiculous”.

Defending herself, O’Loughlin said, “If there’s one thing anyone can do right now to save the planet, it is to become a vegan.”

“I’d honestly say that Aisling is having a snowflake moment,” McHugh said. “It’s a trend. It’s just a trend.”

She finished by saying: “It wont’ take off, it won’t take off.”

Watch the clip below:

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