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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded with 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.

# alcohol - Sunday 5 February, 2017

The behind-the-scenes machinations shaping the government’s new alcohol laws

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill aims to impose restrictions on alcohol advertising in Ireland.

# alcohol - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Guinness-maker Diageo is building a Dublin distillery to create a 'luxury whiskey'

The drinks giant will release its own Irish blend this March.

# alcohol - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit

The person also had no motor tax or NCT.

# alcohol - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

# alcohol - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# alcohol - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction

“It’s rare not to have a traumatic experience when you’re dependant on a substance.”

# alcohol - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced? Alcohol This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?

A proposed plan would see one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.

# alcohol - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# alcohol - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# alcohol - Monday 2 January, 2017

Poll: Are you having a dry January? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you having a dry January?

Many people view the new year as the right time to start a health kick.

# alcohol - Friday 23 December, 2016

Harris pushed for €1 increase on cigarettes and 75c on wine

There was a 50 cent increase on cigarettes in Budget 2017 but none of Harris’ recommendations on alcohol were included.

# alcohol - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

# alcohol - Thursday 8 December, 2016

500 people die of alcohol-related cancer in Ireland every year

10% of all cancers in men and 3% in women are caused by alcohol.

# alcohol - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober': beating homelessness

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

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