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# drinking - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'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.

# drinking - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

# drinking - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge What age were you when you started drinking? Jars This post contains a poll

What age were you when you started drinking?

Did you wait until you were of legal age?

# drinking - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers

The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.

# drinking - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

# drinking - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

# drinking - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'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 - Sunday 10 June, 2018

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 - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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.

# drinking - Friday 25 May, 2018

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”.

# drinking - Monday 16 April, 2018

Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking? Turmoil This post contains a poll

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.

# drinking - Friday 13 April, 2018

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.

# drinking - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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.

# drinking - Monday 22 January, 2018

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.

# drinking - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# drinking - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.

# drinking - Monday 11 December, 2017

'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.

# drinking - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol

While doing so, he is encouraged by off-camera men.

# drinking - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered

There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.

# drinking - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

# drinking - Thursday 24 August, 2017

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

# drinking - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# drinking - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# drinking - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Enough is enough': Gardaí to target teenage drinking in summertime crackdown

Operation Irene was such a success last year that it is to be implemented again from 1 June.

# drinking - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

# drinking - Friday 14 April, 2017

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

# drinking - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge 13 deadly 2-for-1 cocktail deals available in Dublin Two For One

13 deadly 2-for-1 cocktail deals available in Dublin

Bookmark this for your next night out.

# drinking - Friday 31 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 7 questions we have about these vodka-laced oranges Irish teens are supposedly sucking Ya What Now

# drinking - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink

A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.

# drinking - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

'We can celebrate without getting drunk': Pioneers release St Patrick's Day message

Ireland’s national holiday is often synonymous with drinking.

# 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.

# drinking - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 12 Things You'll Know If You Learned How to Drink in a Field Booze

12 Things You'll Know If You Learned How to Drink in a Field

It’s a rite of passage.

# drinking - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This brilliantly detailed Game of Thrones-themed pop up bar is a must-visit for fans Strongwine

# drinking - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# drinking - Monday 2 January, 2017

Poll: Are you having a dry January? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you having a dry January?

Many people view the new year as the right time to start a health kick.

# drinking - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day

There have been two fatalities over the past seven days.

# drinking - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Drink of Choice? Quiz

Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Drink of Choice?

We think we can.

# drinking - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 19 little things every girl has done while tipsy Errbody In The Club

19 little things every girl has done while tipsy


# drinking - Monday 24 October, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

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