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# alcohol - Friday 13 April, 2018

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

# alcohol - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor

While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.

# alcohol - Friday 30 March, 2018

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time

Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.

# alcohol - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

# alcohol - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012

Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.

# alcohol - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Coca-Cola is bringing out its first ever alcoholic drink and will sell it in Japan

Its president in Japan said the launch there doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll happen elsewhere.

# alcohol - Sunday 25 February, 2018

The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US

C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.

# alcohol - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

# alcohol - Friday 2 February, 2018

A little bit of wine can help 'clean the mind', scientists say

Alcohol helps the systems that flushes the bad toxins out of our brains, the researchers said.

# alcohol - Monday 8 January, 2018

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit

The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.

# alcohol - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# alcohol - Monday 1 January, 2018

The Guinness Storehouse is still the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland

More than 1.7 million people paid a visit last year.

# alcohol - Friday 29 December, 2017

Dr Phil show denies reports it helped addicted guests find drugs and drink

A guest on the show claimed he a bottle of vodka was left in his dressing room, even though he was fighting alcoholism.

# alcohol - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I often have to clean vomit off my car': Budapest locals are getting tired of the booming tourism sector

Annual arrivals have almost doubled since 2009 to 3.5 million last year.

# alcohol - Saturday 23 December, 2017

These were the top 5 most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year

Figures released to TheJournal.ie show that sales of Guinness raked in over €30,000 between the beginning of the year and 30 November.

# alcohol - Friday 22 December, 2017

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?

Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.

# alcohol - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?

# alcohol - Sunday 17 December, 2017

The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach

Three of the top five busiest days for the Dáil bar were linked to the Fine Gael leadership challenge.

# alcohol - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.

# alcohol - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Counterfeit vodka worth almost half a million seized at farm in Louth

Counterfeited vodka can cause breathing difficulties, liver damage or blindness.

# alcohol - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

The ruling could have an impact on Ireland’s drinks regulations proposed in the Alcohol Bill.

# alcohol - Friday 3 November, 2017

A Chinese man paid €8,500 for a glass of 139-year-old scotch that turned out to be fake

The owner of the Swiss bar travelled to Beijing and refunded the customer.

# alcohol - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

# alcohol - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Dublin Airport will get a 'flagship' new liquor store with a major overhaul of Terminal 2

It comes shortly after ex-Brown Thomas boss Dalton Philips took up the top job at DAA.

# alcohol - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered

There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.

# alcohol - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

# alcohol - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

# alcohol - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

# alcohol - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'

18 students will soon start the honours degree course, the first of its kind in Ireland.

# alcohol - Friday 1 September, 2017

Gardaí seize car after disqualified driver has no insurance and tests positive for alcohol and cocaine

Gardaí tweeted today that a driver was stopped this morning in Dublin.

# alcohol - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery

Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.

# alcohol - Thursday 24 August, 2017

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

# alcohol - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?

Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.

# alcohol - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# alcohol - Monday 7 August, 2017

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year

Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.

# alcohol - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is

But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.

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