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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Alcohol Abuse

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Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House
Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told that TDs should be setting an example.
New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.
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.
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.
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.
Beer is not a food, according to new Russian law
Which, of course, means that up until now, beer WAS legally considered a food.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Students focus on side of drink culture 'neglected by reality TV' says its competition looks at the aspects of home drinking which are glossed over on shows like the Geordie Shore and Tallafornia.
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.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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-related deaths on the rise in Ireland
Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.
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.