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#Alcohol

# 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.

# alcohol - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

# alcohol - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# alcohol - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law

Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.

# alcohol - Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

# alcohol - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Judge grants order allowing distillery to serve booze in former church

St James’s was initially a Roman Catholic church that became Protestant after the Reformation in 1539.

# alcohol - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf

Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.

# alcohol - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'

Senator Frances Black finds it ‘disheartening’ to watch legislation picked apart that she believes will protect families all over Ireland.

# alcohol - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# alcohol - Monday 3 July, 2017

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16

The Health Research Board has published new figures on alcohol use between 2009 and 2015.

# alcohol - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

# alcohol - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban No Booze This post contains a poll

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# alcohol - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# alcohol - Friday 2 June, 2017

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?

Interlock ignition systems are just one of the drink-driving deterrents that were showcased at yesterday’s RSA international conference.

# alcohol - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

# alcohol - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Low alcohol consumption during pregnancy doesn't cause harm, experts say

Academics and senior midwives and doctors say the current guidelines promote unnecessary fear.

# alcohol - Friday 12 May, 2017

The only hotel in Temple Bar that didn’t serve alcohol now has a bar licence

Temple Bar brings “reasonable expectations that hotel facilities would include the provision of a bar,” a solicitor argued.

# alcohol - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit

72-year-old Michael Costello has been banned from driving for three years. He claimed to have pulled in after becoming “overcome with sadness”.

# alcohol - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

# alcohol - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# alcohol - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# alcohol - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims

Eimear was injured in the incident, receiving a number of broken bones.

# alcohol - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit

Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.

# alcohol - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.

# alcohol - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Poll: Do you pre-drink before you go for a night out? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pre-drink before you go for a night out?

A new study claims 85% of Irish people pre-drink before they go out to the pub or club.

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink

A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.

# alcohol - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market?

Black market goods can represent a huge loss to the Exchequer.

Revenue seizes over 600 litres of alcohol at Dublin Port

They made the seizure a couple of days before St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off.

# alcohol - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

'We can celebrate without getting drunk': Pioneers release St Patrick's Day message

Ireland’s national holiday is often synonymous with drinking.

# alcohol - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'What happens when your father, the founder and managing director of the company, dies?'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Westmeath-based firm Wines Direct.

# alcohol - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture

However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse.

# alcohol - Friday 3 March, 2017

Vodka recall in Canada after bottles found to be twice the strength with 81% alcohol

There have been “no reported illnesses” linked to drinking the tainted vodka.

# alcohol - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Could your bottle of beer soon carry scary, cigarette-style warning labels?

The Health Minister will get the power to set the size of warnings on alcohol products.

# alcohol - Sunday 12 February, 2017

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket Counting The Cost This post contains a poll

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket

Each unit of alcohol will be required to cost €1 under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

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