GIY Food Matters

Every year at Bloom we hold a series of panel discussions on the pressing food issues of the day. With some of the country’s most esteemed food writers, chefs, activists, journalists and business people. It’s guaranteed to be an educational, engaging and entertaining debate every day.

This year we covered topics from Food Porn to Food in Direct Provision. All talks over the five were recorded by Juicie Jim from the sound desk and are available on our SoundCloud page. Click on any of the titles below to listen to that talk on SoundCloud.

Thursday 1st June

Friday 2nd June

Saturday 3rd June

Sunday 4th June

Monday 5th June

Food Be Thy Medicine


School Lunches –
Do they pass the test

The Rise and Fall of Clean Eating


Keeping Healthy –
It takes Guts


Food on Demand –
Doorstop Dinners


Michael Kelly

Rory O’ Connell

Cullen Allen

Orla Walsh

Donal O’ Shea

Karen O’ Donohoe

Michael Kelly

Aine Lynch

Rachel Mescall - Fitzpatrick

Aoife Carrigy

Alison Canavan

Orla Walsh

Suzanne Campbell

Aoife Carrigy

Paula Mee

Dee Laffan


James Galvin

Dee Laffan

Kenneth Keavey

The Healing Garden

The Food Shame –
Feeding Ireland’s Asylum Seekers

Food Porn –
Style over Substance

Is seasonality Gone Out of Season?

The Future of Food –
Technology, Trends & Tribulations

Caroline Hennessy

Brian Smith

Caitriona Kelly

Fiona Kelly

Suzie Cahn

Karen O’ Donohoe

Fiona Finn

Keelin Barry

Caroline Reid

Ellie Kisyombe

Reuben Hambakachere

Claire Cullen

Aoife Carrigy

Ciara Leahy

Sharon Hearne-Smith

Michael Kelly

JP McMahon

Dee Laffan

Paul Brophy

Karen O’Donohoe

Cormac Mannion

Niall Smith

Mike Neary

Brian Smith

Listen to recordings of FoodMatters from 2016 on SoundCloud.

Recordings from FoodMatters 2017 will be available soon on our SoundCloud page.