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#Alcohol Abuse

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation

A recent survey found almost half of all students at the Cork campus engage in binge-drinking more than once a week.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse

Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Banning alcohol sponsorship of sport is 'based on opinion, not evidence'

Former GAA president Seán Kelly has hit out at proposals to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring major sporting events.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Beer is not a food, according to new Russian law

Which, of course, means that up until now, beer WAS legally considered a food.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Government failure to tackle alcohol abuse had "devastating" impact on society - health specialist

Dr Declan Bedford said we need a national strategy that should include minimum pricing in Ireland to control alcohol sales at discount prices.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Varadkar remains uneasy about banning alcohol sponsorship of sport

The cabinet minister responsible for sport says sponsorship – through whatever means – is vital for grassroots sport.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'

The Health Minister has commented on the news that Alex White will replace the departed Róisín Shortall who Reilly thanked for her ‘hard work’.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 20 August, 2012

Swedish House Mafia: MCD chief links violence to cheap alcohol

Denis Desmond tells Today FM that he believes the availability of discount drink is to blame for increased concert violence.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Swedish House Mafia fallout: MCD control centre ‘not fit for purpose’

The Garda Commissioner’s report also says the Phoenix Park is not appropriate to hold electro gigs in future; MCD says the report is “unbalanced”.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ireland drank 694 million pints of beer last year

Ireland drank 694 million pints of beer last year

…but believe it or not, that figure means the average Irish person drank less beer in 2011 than they did in 2010.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 26 March, 2012

Students focus on side of drink culture 'neglected by reality TV'

DrinkAware.ie says its competition looks at the aspects of home drinking which are glossed over on shows like the Geordie Shore and Tallafornia.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Shatter willing to consider pre-labelled bottles to curb under-age drinking

The minister for justice says he’s not opposed to plans to put mandatory labels on bottles showing where they were bought.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Report calls for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport and festivals

New restrictions on advertising and price increases are also among measures proposed by a Government-sponsored panel.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Government should consider raising tax on alcohol, says report

A report by the HSE says that alcohol abuse in Ireland causes a range of social and economic problems – that the State is forced to pay for – and urges the government to consider a tax hike for alcohol.

Poll: Should the government raise taxes on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government raise taxes on alcohol?

A HSE report has on alcohol abuse has urged the government to raise tax on alcohol – saying that it would help combat social and economic problems associated with abuse. What do you think?

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture?

A charity has said that alcohol is seriously damaging Irish society. So today we’re asking: Is our drinking culture a problem?

Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture – but lack the courage to do anything about it, writes Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Russia finally decides: beer is not actually a food Bombshell

Russia finally decides: beer is not actually a food

Dmitry Medvedev signs a law that classifies beer as an alcoholic drink – ending its status as an unregulated foodstuff.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 7 March, 2011

Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland

A consultation will be launched today on setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol sold in Northern Ireland.