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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Drinking

Last year
# Alcohol
Many Irish people are in denial about their drinking habits, new research finds
Two in three regular binge drinkers failed to recognise their consumption of alcohol was at an excessive level.
All time
# Drinking
Alcohol price survey finds weekly intake limit can be reached in Ireland for less than €8
Alcohol Action Ireland said alcohol producers and retailers are shifting their marketing strategies.
# standards
Three Wallabies dropped for All Blacks clash after drinking session
Star wing Marika Koroibete was part of the trio.
# Drinking
Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.
# Alcohol
People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.
# Underage Drinking
Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.
# public places
'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
Have your say.
# minimum unit
Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.
# Simon Harris
'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.
# time please
Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.
# Drinking
'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.
# Drinking
Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.
The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?
Senator Catherine Noone has called on Ireland to adopt the Icelandic model to combat the dangers of alcohol abuse.
# Drinking
Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase
A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.
# cocktail party
Labour MP Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train
Drinking alcohol on the TFL network has been illegal since 2008.
# Your Say
Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?
Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.
# the cure
5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world
Feeling a little tender this morning?
# dear fifi
Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?
To help answer, this week Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.
# Drinking
'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking
Ahead of the festive season, asked about the toll that excessive drinking can have on people.
# like and share a pint
Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.
# jars
What age were you when you started drinking?
Did you wait until you were of legal age?
# Alcohol
Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers
The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.
# problem drinking
Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use
Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.
# Leaving Cert
Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.
# the white hag
'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer
It can be challenging out there for craft breweries – we spoke to two about how they make it work.
# Drinking
People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study
The lead author of the study said the findings could be explained by health problems leading to people abstaining from drink.
# Drinking
Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments
The study found Saturday night and Sunday morning to be the busiest times and that most patients with alcohol-related presentations were male.
# gp conference
So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.
# turmoil
Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking?
A new HSE study revealed some interesting trends.
# cutting back
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.
# premature deaths
Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.
# Driving ban
One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.
# New Year's Resolution
These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
Quitting smoking is top of the list.
# all the wine
Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking
The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.
'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'
It should go without saying that it is a very, very bad idea to knock back twelve drinks in a row, writes Eunan McKinney.
# Investigation
Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol
While doing so, he is encouraged by off-camera men.