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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Drink up

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Did you go to the pub today?
For the first time in nearly a century the pubs in Ireland are open today.
# Drink up
Giovinco takes a swig of beer launched from the crowd at Toronto FC team-mate Altidore
The ex-Juventus man also scored a delicious free-kick as his club set an MLS points-tally record.
# Drink up
There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland
58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.
# Crafting Legislation
Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law
Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.
# Bottoms Up
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.
# Whiskeytown
Judge grants order allowing distillery to serve booze in former church
St James’s was initially a Roman Catholic church that became Protestant after the Reformation in 1539.
# Drink up
Two studies show association between coffee-drinking and living longer
Altogether more than 680,000 took part in the two studies.
# time please
Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar
Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.
# Drink up
And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….
The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.
# Barrels of Money
Pubs want the government to cut tax on drink because of weaker sterling
The hospitality industry employs 204,000 people.
# Drink up
“It’s not a U-turn" - Fianna Fáil wants water charges abolished
They’re suspended for now but the party wants them gone altogether.
# NationalDrinkWineDay
21 tweets everyone who loves wine will relate to
It’s National Drink Wine Day…!
# Drink up
Quiz: Who's got the pint?
It’s a tradition at this stage.
# Drink up
7 beer gardens to visit in your lifetime
Drink up.
# Drink up
Craft beer is bringing 250 new jobs to Kildare
The Rye River facility will be Ireland’s largest.
# zero gravity
This futuristic glass lets astronauts drink whiskey in space
*Provided you’ve figured out a way to travel into space.
# Drink up
Drinking a pint of water before eating could help you lose weight
With some conditions.
# Drink up
Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland
In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.
# diddledy-aye no way
This Irish pub in NYC has been named the best bar in the world
The Belfast owners shun the usual stereotypes.
# Jobs
The owners of Jack Daniel's want to branch into Irish whiskey
The company bought Slane Castle Whiskey from Lord Henry Mountcharles and are building a distillery.
# Drink up
Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful
The review adds to two previous international studies.
# jammers
From packed pubs to lone survivors at 4am: See St Patrick's Day unfold in Temple Bar
That’s a lot of green hats.
# have a sup
A campaign's on to bring Cavan Cola back
At one point, the drink outsold Coca Cola in Co Cavan.
# Drink up
And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....
The Dáil bar made €7,461.19 the day the Water Services Bill was debated.
# Water Supply
Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...
The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.
# Drink up
Three weeks later, thousands in Clare can drink their water again
And after a week, a second drinking ban has also been lifted.
# Drunk on the job
44% of Irish workers admit to having been drunk at work
That means there’s probably someone drunk in your job right now.
# Drink up
Guinness to launch a blonde lager for US palates
The company had previously brought out a black lager.
# Drink up
Where can I get a drink today?
If you’re really, really desperate today, let us help.
# Last Orders
Why can't I get a drink on Good Friday?
Today is one of two days you can’t buy alcohol in Ireland – why?
# Drink up
Drinking has gotten dearer in the last year, but walking or getting the bus home is cheaper
Silver linings and all that.
# Drink up
Here's where real sangria comes from (according to the EU)
The EU Parliament passed legislation today that brings in tougher rules on labelling true sangria.
# Pubs
Discount pub chain acquires Cork premises, will invest €1.5m and create 40 jobs
The company has signed a deal to purchase the former Newport Café site in Cork’s Paul Street.
# Dáil Bar
Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars
This is the price list from the bars in Leinster House, with a pint 60 cent cheaper than it is across the road and Racing UK on the televisions.
# Drink up
One in four pubs have cut opening hours and half have seen turnover drop
New research shows that less than a third of regular pub-goers are under 30, but industry heads say that the sector is bouncing back.
# What are you having?
Salud! Winery to launch new label after Messi
Fancy a bottle of ‘Leo’? A wine named after the Barcelona star is set to hit the shelves in April.