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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Underage Drinking

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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.
Poll: Should teens be breath tested before entering discos?
A judge in Cork made the recommendation after three organisations sought new licences.
10 memories every Irish person will have of the teenage sesh
‘Have you got a free gaf?’
Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD
Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.
Gardaí to monitor public transport in bid to seize alcohol from underage Patrick's Day drinkers
Over 1,100 gardaí will police the capital on the day.
The behind-the-scenes machinations shaping the government’s new alcohol laws
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill aims to impose restrictions on alcohol advertising in Ireland.
13 things you'll know if you learned how to drink in an Irish field
Those were the days.
13 Unmistakeable Signs You Grew Up In Small-Town Ireland
So, who was at Mass?
'His eyes were rolling in his head and there was froth coming out of his mouth'
Anthony Downes (16) had to be hospitalised after drinking six cider cans and two naggins of vodka.
Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law
If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.
Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin
Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.
Poll: Did you drink when you were underage?
Ireland is regularly criticised for its drinking culture with underage drinking a particular problem. So be honest, did you drink when you were underage?
Half of 16-year-olds have drunk alcohol in the last month, down on 2007
Parents are being urged to communicate with the children ahead of Junior Cert results night.
Column: Underage drinking and peer-pressure – a second-level student’s perspective
A few drinks now and then does little harm – but just because everybody else is doing it, doesn’t mean you have to, writes Dónal Keane.
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)…
Half of students admit to drinking before the age of 15 - survey
One in five respondents admitted to having sex while drunk and being unable to remember it afterwards.
8 politicians kicking up their heels
Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…
Over 250 pubs and off-licences targeted in underage-selling operation
Recent laws allow gardaí to send minors into licensed premises suspected of selling alcohol to under-18s.
Four in ten parents 'binge drink' at least once a month
More than 80 per cent of under-18s drink, with underage males saying they have an average of 10 drinks on a night out.
Poll: Is it irresponsible to let under-18s drink at home?
Junior Minister Roisin Shortall thinks parents who do so might mean well – but could be doing harm. What do you think?
Poll: Should the day Junior Cert results are released be changed?
Senator Averil Power has proposed the release of Junior Cert result be changed from the traditional Wednesday to Friday instead in an attempt to combat underage drinking. What do you think of the proposal?
Release Junior Cert results on a Friday “to combat booze binges”
Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power thinks students can get their hands on alcohol more easily on a midweek night.