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#Alcohol

# 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.

# 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.

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