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# alcohol - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about pints?

A pint’s a pound, the world around.

# alcohol - Friday 9 October, 2020

Vintners call for minimum unit pricing on off-licence sales 'to curb house party outbreaks'

The VFI wants off-licence opening hours to be shortened and minimum pricing to be introduced.

# alcohol - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?

Pubs, restaurants and cafés in most of Scotland are to be barred from selling alcohol indoors for more than two weeks.

# alcohol - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely

A minister has said it would risk “undermining the effectiveness” of minimum pricing if it’s not implemented at the same as Northern Ireland.

# alcohol - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Over half of people have been drinking more frequently during the pandemic, new survey finds

Published today, the latest edition of the Global Drugs Survey takes a look at how Covid-19 has changed our relationship with alcohol and drugs.

# alcohol - Monday 31 August, 2020

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

# alcohol - Friday 28 August, 2020

Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says

CEO Padraig Cribben said restrictions on the sale of alcohol from off licences and supermarkets should be considered.

# alcohol - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Pricing survey finds weekly alcohol limit can be reached for under €8

Alcohol Action Ireland has called on the government to introduce minimum unit pricing.

# alcohol - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Number of drug-driving arrests in first half of 2020 was more than double the same period in 2019

There was a total of 1,216 drug-driving arrests made in the first six months.

# alcohol - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

# alcohol - Friday 24 July, 2020

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink

Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.

# alcohol - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

# alcohol - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro

Officers at Rosslare Europort seized 13,000 litres of wine earlier this week.

# alcohol - Thursday 18 June, 2020

FSAI issues guidance on gin production following concerns that 'fake gin' is being sold

There are around 50 different gin brands produced in Ireland, according to the FSAI.

# alcohol - Monday 15 June, 2020

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

# alcohol - Friday 12 June, 2020

500 sting operations carried out in two years at licensed premises to see if they'd sell to under-18s

Gardaí carried out 295 Test Purchases in 2018, 164 in 2019 and 84 so far this year.

# alcohol - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

# alcohol - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

# alcohol - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

Have your say.

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'

Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.

# alcohol - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# alcohol - Friday 17 January, 2020

Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza

Fines for offences will range from €6,000 to €600,000.

# alcohol - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# alcohol - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Anxiety about going back to work might actually be 'alcohol withdrawal symptoms', claims expert

Dr Wright also said Dry January may be simply an excuse to binge drink for the rest of the year.

# alcohol - Friday 27 December, 2019

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

# alcohol - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

# alcohol - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

# alcohol - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?

“We do not want to encourage cross-border purchases of alcohol,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil.

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

# alcohol - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out' is a partner of the GDS 2020 – you can participate here.

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

# alcohol - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today

Ireland has the third highest levels of adolescent binge drinking in the world.

# alcohol - Monday 11 November, 2019

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?

From Wednesday, there will be a ban on alcohol advertising within 200 metres of a school.

# alcohol - Monday 4 November, 2019

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

# alcohol - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

A pack of 20 cigarettes will now cost €13.50

The minister did not announce any change to excise duty on alcohol products.

# alcohol - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

# alcohol - Friday 4 October, 2019

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

# alcohol - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'

The ruling comes days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

# alcohol - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit?

The drinks industry has called on the Government to reduce excise duties on alcohol.

# alcohol - Monday 9 September, 2019

'No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for your baby'

The HSE said there was a lot of misleading information and confusion around alcohol and pregnancy.

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