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#booze

# booze - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger...

There will also be regulation of sports sponsorship for the first time if new legislation agreed by the Government passes.

# booze - Monday 2 February, 2015

Fitzgerald is looking at possibility of allowing Good Friday alcohol sales

The minister met with representative groups last week but said public opinion on this issue is “deeply divided”.

# booze - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

# booze - Friday 16 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.

# booze - Thursday 1 January, 2015

# booze - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Poll: Did you drink alcohol when you were underage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you drink alcohol when you were underage?

Or did you stay away?

# booze - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Surge in garda age card applications as young people switch to supermarket booze

More than 61,000 cards were issued last year.

# booze - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Video demonstrates just how much booze is actually in a standard Irish serving size Drankin'

Video demonstrates just how much booze is actually in a standard Irish serving size

Keep this in mind in the pub tonight.

# booze - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity - should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity - should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

# booze - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking

…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.

# booze - 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.

# booze - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Teenager charged 1p for having to show her ID in the off-licence Bargain Booze

Teenager charged 1p for having to show her ID in the off-licence

Adding insult to injury.

# booze - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Men are more likely to talk about 'sensitive' issues at the pub

Amazing as it may seem, something about the public house just makes fellas more open and honest.

# booze - Friday 1 August, 2014

Poll: Should we introduce 'sobriety tags' for offenders of alcohol-related crimes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we introduce 'sobriety tags' for offenders of alcohol-related crimes?

A pilot scheme was launched in London yesterday – should we follow suit?

# booze - Monday 14 July, 2014

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

# booze - Thursday 10 July, 2014

GSOC finds "no evidence" of booze deliveries for gardaí at Shell project

It was alleged last year that a company contracted by Shell supplied alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station.

# booze - Monday 23 June, 2014

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”.

# booze - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Gardaí seized all this alcohol on Portmarnock beach yesterday

By 10am this morning, council cleanup crews had collected more than 200 bags of rubbish from the beach.

# booze - Monday 2 June, 2014

61% of independent off-licences will sack staff if excise duty rises

Just 7 per cent of these businesses said they have managed to maintain pre-Budget 2014 sales volumes.

# booze - 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.

# booze - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains* Drink Taken

Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains*

*At least, he explains what HE thinks.

# booze - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White

Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.

# booze - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Irish people consumed 38 million litres of pure alcohol last year

That’s 3 million litres less than 2012.

# booze - Friday 14 March, 2014

Dublin off licences urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day Locked Out This post contains a poll

Dublin off licences urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day

Off licences in the north inner city have had this agreement with gardaí over the last few years and councillor Mary Fitzpatrick wants others to follow suit.

# booze - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is what it looks like when your supermarket booze aisle collapses Smash

# booze - Monday 23 September, 2013

More than 950 pubs closed down in Ireland over a five year period

Consumption of alcohol is down 14.1 per cent on 2007 levels, says drinks industry report.

# booze - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Hangovers actually get better later in life

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

# booze - Friday 13 September, 2013

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub

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

# booze - Thursday 22 August, 2013

'€6.3bn is too much to spend on booze for a small country'

There was €6.3 billion spent on alcohol in 2012, up 1.2 per cent on 2011.

# booze - Monday 12 August, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Time might be up for the rural pub - but I'll miss it

Changing consumption habits – driven by economics or social change – are shutting our locals. Should we care?

# booze - Saturday 13 July, 2013

See what your alcohol intake could do to your face in 10 years

Scottish campaign to encourage moderate drinking is rather scary.

# booze - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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.

# booze - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 foods you firmly believe will cure a hangover Chinese Takeaway

9 foods you firmly believe will cure a hangover

But probably won’t.

# booze - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Poll: Have you reduced your alcohol consumption in the past year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you reduced your alcohol consumption in the past year?

In the last year, the amount of alcohol consumed in Ireland fell by 4.4 per cent.

'Drunken Irish' no more: Alcohol consumption falls 20% in 12 years

The amount of beer drank in the last year increased but the consumption of cider, spirits and wine all fell.

# booze - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 6 gadgets people have invented just to smuggle booze Hidden Naggin

6 gadgets people have invented just to smuggle booze

Stuffing a naggin in your sock is for amateurs.

# booze - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Wines getting boozier - and leaving us with worse hangovers

But it’s our own fault, say wine economists – consumers want fruitier wines which involve higher sugar/alcohol levels.

# booze - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: What is it about Good Friday? Can we not enjoy one night without alcohol?

Today is one of two days of the year when alcohol cannot be sold or purchased. In an almost post-apocalyptic scene, people rush to stock up the day before so that they aren’t left short and so they can get through their Friday night, but what’s that say about us as a society, asks Kathryn Reilly.

# booze - 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.

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