In a world where dairy products, eggs and meat are consumed, it is a new idea to try to eat vegan.
Here is what you need to know about it.
In Ireland, it has been estimated that the population is close to 40 per cent vegan, compared to just a quarter of the total population in Britain.
The number of people who have vegans as friends has grown from around 5 per cent of the population to around 25 per cent, with the majority living in urban areas.
Veganism has gained in popularity over the past few years, with a number of vegan restaurants opening up across the country.
There are a number other factors that contribute to this increase, with veganism being a more socially acceptable lifestyle.
It has been suggested that a vegan lifestyle, especially for older people, is one that can be taken for granted.
But in Ireland, there are no plans to ban or banish veganism from society.
Instead, there will be an emphasis on what is vegan, which is a more health-focused way of eating.
This will allow older people to be more mindful of their health.
The government will work with the Gardaí and other health services to make sure that everyone is eating a vegan way of life.
It is expected that people will be able to make their own vegan meal plans to help them eat healthily.
The aim is to reduce the intake of dairy products and eggs, as well as replacing meat with plant-based sources of protein and fibre.