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# drink - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers

The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.

# drink - Friday 24 August, 2018

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.

# drink - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'Fatal' level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for €10

Alcohol Action Ireland has said that the price of alcohol in Ireland “demonstrates the remarkable affordability of alcohol to everyday shoppers”.

# drink - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers

A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Friday 30 March, 2018

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday Long Good Friday This post contains videos

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday

It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927

“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Researchers say drinking during adolescence is particularly concerning

# drink - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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

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

# drink - 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.

# drink - Sunday 10 December, 2017

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

# drink - 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.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Danny Healy Rae's drink-driving comments are callous, I won't accommodate his fantasies'

Shane Ross on the rural-urban divide that has opened up on the drink-driving debate.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Saturday 22 July, 2017

The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee

Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.

# drink - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Ireland's only two star Michelin restaurant served up record profits last year

Profits at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud topped €770,000.

# drink - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

# drink - Saturday 15 April, 2017

These are the price differences in alcohol and cigarettes across the border that Noonan is monitoring

The Finance Minister says he’s monitoring price levels to try and prevent differences that would would see consumers crossing the border to shop.

# drink - Friday 14 April, 2017

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

# drink - 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.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Meet the man behind some of Dublin's trendiest restaurants who doesn't want a Michelin star

Dillinger’s owner John Farrell plans to open two new restaurants before the year is out.

# drink - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Poll: Do you regularly drink more alcohol than the low-risk guidelines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you regularly drink more alcohol than the low-risk guidelines?

The low risk weekly number of standard drinks in Ireland is up to 11 for women and 17 for men.

# drink - Saturday 18 February, 2017

You can now buy 'luxury' water from melted icebergs for €94

It has a superior mouth feel, apparently.

# drink - 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.

# drink - 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.

# drink - 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.

# drink - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Over 350,000 people died from alcohol-related cancer in just one year

More than 25% of all alcohol-attributable cancer cases related to breast cancer, a new study found.

# drink - Friday 30 December, 2016

1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl

Arrangements were made to impound any produce which showed unacceptable levels of contamination.

# drink - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'People simply aren't aware of the cancer risk from drinking alcohol'

The Irish Cancer Society wants the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 implemented in Ireland asap.

# drink - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

That’s according to new research undertaken in western countries.

# drink - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This lad dressed up as his mam and used her ID to get served drink... and it worked Mam With A Plan

# drink - Monday 29 August, 2016

Poll: Should dogs be allowed in pubs and restaurants? Dog Cafe This post contains a poll

Poll: Should dogs be allowed in pubs and restaurants?

Food officials are insisting that such businesses are in breach of legislation.

# drink - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties?

Stanford University has prohibited high alcohol volume spirits over 20% for undergraduates on campus.

Stanford University has decided to ban spirits at student parties

The policy has been criticised as a tone-deaf response to the Stanford rape case.

# drink - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Poll: Should limits on alcohol sales be brought in at Irish airports? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should limits on alcohol sales be brought in at Irish airports?

The UK government has said it plans to look at the issue, after hundreds of drink-related arrests in recent years.

# drink - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'I was shocked when I was told I had an alcohol problem. I thought I was normal'

Singer and senator Frances Black talks about why she chose to get into politics and what she hopes to achieve.

# drink - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Smithwick's will be the first Irish beer to reveal its calories

The information labels are expected to feature across the entire Guinness range by early 2017.

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