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#binge drinking

# binge-drinking - 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.

# binge-drinking - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

# binge-drinking - Friday 8 January, 2016

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week

New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.

# binge-drinking - Monday 19 October, 2015

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?

One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.

# binge-drinking - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

“Ireland has a serious problem – we drink too much alcohol”

This comes as the government makes €1 million available to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Drinking to excess: ‘I woke up at 3am in hospital and had no idea how I got there’

Lucy Rocca got a wake-up call that night and realised her relationship with alcohol was not a healthy one.

# binge-drinking - Friday 3 April, 2015

What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?

There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.

# binge-drinking - Monday 23 February, 2015

Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you

It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.

# binge-drinking - Friday 13 February, 2015

Poll: What do you consider binge drinking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you consider binge drinking?

Some say the definition is part of the problem.

# binge-drinking - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

# binge-drinking - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking?

There have been calls for minimum pricing levels to be raised but do you think that would make any difference?

# binge-drinking - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Sober Ireland: Your experiences with not drinking

This is how life is when you don’t drink.

# binge-drinking - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic

Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.

We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 - and 75% of that was binge drinking

Alcohol Action Ireland says that “we can no longer afford to accept our harmful relationship with alcohol as the norm”.

# binge-drinking - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days until the next Budget?

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink

Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.

# binge-drinking - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

# binge-drinking - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world

Men are more likely to engage in binge drinking with 62.4 per cent of male drinkers over the age of 15 saying they had engaged in heavy episode drinking in the last 30 days.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# binge-drinking - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't

NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

# binge-drinking - Monday 3 February, 2014

‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’

There has been widespread condemnation of the drinking game that is popular on social media.

Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace

The hashtag #RAKnomination was trending on Twitter in Ireland this afternoon.

Neknominations "will lead to more deaths"

The Taoiseach, a judge and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland all warned against the social media craze.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# binge-drinking - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze

The game which involves nominating friends to ‘down’ pints while videoing themselves has reached Irish social media. An alcohol awareness group says it promotes binge drinking.

# binge-drinking - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Hangovers actually get better later in life

Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels

Reacting to research that shows a decline in pregnant women drinking, an alcohol lobby group says drinks should carry warning labels.

Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland

Most Irish women don’t drink at all during pregnancy, but 2.5 per cent do so three or more times a week.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation

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

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland’s drink problem

A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.

# binge-drinking - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland follow Scotland and introduce a minimum alcohol price? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland follow Scotland and introduce a minimum alcohol price?

Minimum pricing stops retailers from selling alcohol cheaply in a bid to prevent people from binge drinking.

# binge-drinking - Friday 22 March, 2013

Column: My disastrous sober night out in Dublin makes me question Irish drinking culture

Non-drinker Claire Roche says it is “simply a game of chance” to try and make it home physically unscathed after a night out in Dublin City due to widespread binge-drinking culture.

# binge-drinking - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Column: Women can't keep up with men when it comes to alcohol and they shouldn't try

Women should be aware that they are more at risk from the effects of alcohol than men, writes Anne Timony Meehan.

# binge-drinking - Monday 18 March, 2013

Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal'

Today the Alcohol Forum launched Ireland’s first National Alcohol Awareness Week.

# binge-drinking - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Young creatives asked to submit multimedia pieces exploring 'the pacing of our drinking'

The competition, aimed at promoting the responsible use of alcohol, offers a €5,000 cash prize for third-level film and multimedia students.

# binge-drinking - Friday 31 August, 2012

Glass shape influences how quickly we drink alcohol

Research shows drinking out of a curved glass will increase a person’s rate of drinking compared to a straight-sided glass.

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