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# sugar - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 87,148 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# sugar - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Poll: Do you drink too many sugary drinks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you drink too many sugary drinks?

Jun 9th 2019, 10:23 AM 31,152 Views 69 Comments

Drinking large amounts can increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

# sugar - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Would you give your child a beer? Changing our attitudes towards sugar
# Opinion
# Opinion

Would you give your child a beer? Changing our attitudes towards sugar

Oct 7th 2018, 1:00 PM 20,369 Views 25 Comments

Sugar should be an occasional treat but it shouldn’t be an everyday habit for our young kids, writes nutritionist Ciara Wright.

# sugar - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Granulated sugar recalled over possible presence of pieces of metal wire
# Not Sweet
# Not Sweet

Granulated sugar recalled over possible presence of pieces of metal wire

Jul 28th 2018, 2:50 PM 11,120 Views 9 Comments

The company says the recall is a precautionary measure and no other sugar products are affected.

# sugar - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
# Sweetening The Deal
# Sweetening The Deal

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

May 1st 2018, 4:08 PM 27,948 Views 71 Comments

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?
# Column
# Column

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?

May 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 19,915 Views 89 Comments

I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.

# sugar - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
# Tax
# Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

Apr 24th 2018, 5:53 PM 20,764 Views 76 Comments

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

# sugar - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'
# Goodies
# Goodies

'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'

Apr 1st 2018, 9:15 AM 13,350 Views 21 Comments

How much sugar is too much sugar this weekend?

# sugar - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
# Delay
# Delay

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

Mar 29th 2018, 1:16 PM 14,769 Views 46 Comments

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

# sugar - Monday 5 March, 2018

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s
# Give It The Boot
# Give It The Boot

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Mar 5th 2018, 1:10 PM 24,751 Views 56 Comments

The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.

# sugar - Thursday 15 February, 2018

McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu
# Fast Food
# Fast Food

McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu

Feb 15th 2018, 10:47 PM 22,090 Views 44 Comments

Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.

# sugar - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods
# Codes Of Practice
# Codes Of Practice

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods

Feb 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 9,444 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.

# sugar - Friday 19 January, 2018

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s
# High Caffeine
# High Caffeine

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Jan 19th 2018, 11:43 AM 20,400 Views 41 Comments

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

# sugar - Sunday 24 December, 2017

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?
# Ho Ho Ho
# Ho Ho Ho

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Dec 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 11,848 Views 13 Comments

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

# sugar - Thursday 26 October, 2017

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
# Column
# Column

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

Oct 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,013 Views 37 Comments

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

# sugar - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax
# Cut The Fizz
# Cut The Fizz

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax

Oct 10th 2017, 9:30 PM 66,497 Views 147 Comments

There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

# sugar - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Kellogg's spent millions to attack calls to limit sugar - but are cereals that unhealthy?
# Sugary Diet
# Sugary Diet

Kellogg's spent millions to attack calls to limit sugar - but are cereals that unhealthy?

Apr 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,748 Views 48 Comments

Some cereals have plenty of sugar, but Kellogg’s has funded research to argue that health guidelines on sugar are incorrect.

# sugar - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight
# Diet
# Diet

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

Jan 4th 2017, 12:50 PM 18,376 Views 32 Comments

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

# sugar - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

Oct 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,719 Views 41 Comments

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

# sugar - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

Oct 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,878 Views 70 Comments

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# sugar - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem

Sep 13th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,710 Views 63 Comments

Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.

# sugar - Monday 30 May, 2016

Woman who poured boiling water mixed with sugar over man's head jailed for three years
# Prussia Street
# Prussia Street

Woman who poured boiling water mixed with sugar over man's head jailed for three years

May 30th 2016, 5:13 PM 37,925 Views 45 Comments

38-year-old Sharon Naughton inflicted severe burns on Brian Kenny in June 2015 after a row broke out at a flat in north Dublin.

# sugar - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese

May 7th 2016, 8:30 PM 16,642 Views 37 Comments

The study followed 24,000 women.

# sugar - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink
# Buzzing
# Buzzing

Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink

Mar 20th 2016, 3:00 PM 38,138 Views 46 Comments

Some of the drinks on the Irish market contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar.

# sugar - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks
# Fighting Obesity
# Fighting Obesity

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks

Mar 16th 2016, 2:12 PM 19,756 Views 115 Comments

There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.

# sugar - Monday 14 March, 2016

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?

Mar 14th 2016, 8:43 AM 21,638 Views 94 Comments

Some drinks being sold in Ireland contain 16 spoonfuls of sugar.

# sugar - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Drinks from coffee shops can have up to 25 spoons of sugar in them
# Helps The Medicine Go Down
# Helps The Medicine Go Down

Drinks from coffee shops can have up to 25 spoons of sugar in them

Feb 17th 2016, 8:51 AM 33,801 Views 60 Comments

That’s a fair amount of sugar.

# sugar - Sunday 24 January, 2016

A new guideline on sugar could be bad news for Coca Cola and Pepsi
# Sugar Sugar
# Sugar Sugar

A new guideline on sugar could be bad news for Coca Cola and Pepsi

Jan 24th 2016, 9:15 AM 31,961 Views 82 Comments

Americans drink a lot of the stuff and are being told to stop.

# sugar - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Sugary drinks alone could cause millions of cases of type-2 diabetes
# Dia-beat-this
# Dia-beat-this

Sugary drinks alone could cause millions of cases of type-2 diabetes

Jan 7th 2016, 6:04 AM 10,884 Views 37 Comments

Researchers want a lot less sugar in the drinks.

# sugar - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Last night's Apprentice was a disaster on an unprecedented scale
# Zeros
From The Daily Edge
# Zeros

Last night's Apprentice was a disaster on an unprecedented scale

Dec 10th 2015, 7:38 AM 6,392 Views 0 Comments

The story of how so many people can f**k up so badly. Spoilers within.

# sugar - Friday 28 August, 2015

Nutrition myth of the week: Sugar is bad for your health*
# Mythbusting
From The42
# Mythbusting

Nutrition myth of the week: Sugar is bad for your health*

Aug 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,735 Views 3 Comments

Dr. Richelle Flanagan explains why not all sugar is bad for your health.

# sugar - Saturday 1 August, 2015

San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels
# Fizzy Pop Fightback
# Fizzy Pop Fightback

San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels

Aug 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 16,902 Views 39 Comments

It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.

# sugar - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun
# Sugar On The Side
# Sugar On The Side

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun

Jul 28th 2015, 3:37 PM 16,687 Views 27 Comments

But it’s making some changes to the drinks it sells to children.

We measured how much sugar is in your favourite fizzy drinks
# Sweet Jesus
From The Daily Edge
# Sweet Jesus

We measured how much sugar is in your favourite fizzy drinks

Jul 28th 2015, 12:38 PM 39,442 Views 20 Comments

HOW MUCH?

# sugar - Friday 5 June, 2015

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults
# Gda
# Gda

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults

Jun 5th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,218 Views 16 Comments

And it’s going to stay that way.

# sugar - Monday 30 March, 2015

These hidden sugars in 'healthy' foods could be harming your child's teeth
# Opinion
# Opinion

These hidden sugars in 'healthy' foods could be harming your child's teeth

Mar 30th 2015, 1:00 PM 706 Views 40 Comments

The not-so-sweet side of sugar…

# sugar - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines
# Sugary Drinks
# Sugary Drinks

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 6,981 Views 47 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

# sugar - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why
# Sweet Tooth
# Sweet Tooth

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why

Jun 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 28,737 Views 74 Comments

A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.

# sugar - Saturday 28 June, 2014

This low-cal Coca-Cola product is aimed at the company's critics
# Sugar-free
# Sugar-free

This low-cal Coca-Cola product is aimed at the company's critics

Jun 28th 2014, 4:00 PM 16,487 Views 24 Comments

Coca-Cola Life contains some stevia rather than just sugar.

# sugar - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court
# Supersize Me
# Supersize Me

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court

Jun 26th 2014, 7:19 PM 13,248 Views 41 Comments

The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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