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#Alcohol Abuse

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 13 September, 2013

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub

Sep 13th 2013, 10:00 AM 14,882 Views 82 Comments

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation
# Student Life
# Student Life

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation

Aug 20th 2013, 5:11 PM 15,861 Views 44 Comments

A recent survey found almost half of all students at the Cork campus engage in binge-drinking more than once a week.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse
# Emigration
# Emigration

Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse

Jun 6th 2013, 10:23 AM 9,049 Views 32 Comments

Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Banning alcohol sponsorship of sport is 'based on opinion, not evidence'
# Booze Ban
# Booze Ban

Banning alcohol sponsorship of sport is 'based on opinion, not evidence'

Jun 4th 2013, 9:35 AM 6,960 Views 59 Comments

Former GAA president Seán Kelly has hit out at proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring major sporting events.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Beer is not a food, according to new Russian law
# за ваше здоровье!
# за ваше здоровье!

Beer is not a food, according to new Russian law

Jan 1st 2013, 2:32 PM 9,024 Views 21 Comments

Which, of course, means that up until now, beer WAS legally considered a food.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Government failure to tackle alcohol abuse had "devastating" impact on society - health specialist
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Government failure to tackle alcohol abuse had "devastating" impact on society - health specialist

Dec 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 5,786 Views 59 Comments

Dr Declan Bedford said we need a national strategy that should include minimum pricing in Ireland to control alcohol sales at discount prices.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Varadkar remains uneasy about banning alcohol sponsorship of sport
# Sponsorship
# Sponsorship

Varadkar remains uneasy about banning alcohol sponsorship of sport

Oct 20th 2012, 1:39 PM 6,629 Views 46 Comments

The cabinet minister responsible for sport says sponsorship – through whatever means – is vital for grassroots sport.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'
# Changes
# Changes

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'

Sep 27th 2012, 6:41 PM 5,766 Views 31 Comments

The Health Minister has commented on the news that Alex White will replace the departed Róisín Shortall who Reilly thanked for her ‘hard work’.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 20 August, 2012

Swedish House Mafia: MCD chief links violence to cheap alcohol
# Swedish House Mafia
# Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia: MCD chief links violence to cheap alcohol

Aug 20th 2012, 3:30 PM 7,036 Views 49 Comments

Denis Desmond tells Today FM that he believes the availability of discount drink is to blame for increased concert violence.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Swedish House Mafia fallout: MCD control centre ‘not fit for purpose’
# Swedish House Mafia
# Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia fallout: MCD control centre ‘not fit for purpose’

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:49 PM 13,491 Views 73 Comments

The Garda Commissioner’s report also says the Phoenix Park is not appropriate to hold electro gigs in future; MCD says the report is “unbalanced”.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ireland drank 694 million pints of beer last year

Ireland drank 694 million pints of beer last year

Jul 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,125 Views 32 Comments

…but believe it or not, that figure means the average Irish person drank less beer in 2011 than they did in 2010.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

Jul 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 46 Views 36 Comments

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 26 March, 2012

Students focus on side of drink culture 'neglected by reality TV'
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Students focus on side of drink culture 'neglected by reality TV'

Mar 26th 2012, 12:33 PM 2,932 Views 8 Comments

DrinkAware.ie says its competition looks at the aspects of home drinking which are glossed over on shows like the Geordie Shore and Tallafornia.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Shatter willing to consider pre-labelled bottles to curb under-age drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Shatter willing to consider pre-labelled bottles to curb under-age drinking

Mar 6th 2012, 3:59 PM 6,053 Views 48 Comments

The minister for justice says he’s not opposed to plans to put mandatory labels on bottles showing where they were bought.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,694 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Report calls for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport and festivals
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Report calls for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport and festivals

Feb 7th 2012, 8:50 PM 3,461 Views 46 Comments

New restrictions on advertising and price increases are also among measures proposed by a Government-sponsored panel.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

Nov 22nd 2011, 11:32 AM 6,120 Views 88 Comments

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Government should consider raising tax on alcohol, says report
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Government should consider raising tax on alcohol, says report

Aug 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 684 Views 31 Comments

A report by the HSE says that alcohol abuse in Ireland causes a range of social and economic problems – that the State is forced to pay for – and urges the government to consider a tax hike for alcohol.

Poll: Should the government raise taxes on alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government raise taxes on alcohol?

Aug 25th 2011, 10:22 AM 4,913 Views 88 Comments

A HSE report has on alcohol abuse has urged the government to raise tax on alcohol – saying that it would help combat social and economic problems associated with abuse. What do you think?

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture?

Aug 10th 2011, 10:13 AM 4,011 Views 69 Comments

A charity has said that alcohol is seriously damaging Irish society. So today we’re asking: Is our drinking culture a problem?

Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us

Aug 10th 2011, 7:45 AM 900 Views 55 Comments

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture – but lack the courage to do anything about it, writes Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 22 July, 2011

Russia finally decides: beer is not actually a food
# Bombshell
From The Daily Edge
# Bombshell

Russia finally decides: beer is not actually a food

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:44 AM 384 Views 5 Comments

Dmitry Medvedev signs a law that classifies beer as an alcoholic drink – ending its status as an unregulated foodstuff.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Jul 12th 2011, 2:29 PM 1,842 Views 7 Comments

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 7 March, 2011

Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland

Mar 7th 2011, 8:58 AM 583 Views 0 Comments

A consultation will be launched today on setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol sold in Northern Ireland.