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Poll: When did you have your first drink?

A survey has revealed that half of students began drinking alcohol before they were 15. We’re asking what age you were when you first had a drink (if you’ve ever had a drink)…

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THIS WEEK A nationwide survey has revealed that almost 90 per cent of students admit to underage drinking, and almost fifty per cent saying they’d had their first taste of alcohol before the age of 15.

Eleven per cent said they had waited until the legal age of 18 before trying alcohol.

Later today meanwhile The Health Research Board will present the findings of a new survey which reveals public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to alcohol.

Today we’re asking when (if ever) you had your first taste of alcohol?

Poll Results:

15 - 17 (2297)
Under 15 (1570)
18 or over (1232)
I've never had an alcoholic drink (402)

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Emer McLysaght

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