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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?

Senator Catherine Noone has called on Ireland to adopt the Icelandic model to combat the dangers of alcohol abuse.

# alcohol - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

# alcohol - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink

Wine consumption decreased last year, but still represents around a quarter of all alcohol consumed.

# alcohol - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

# alcohol - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# alcohol - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Gardaí raid cigarette and alcohol processing plant in Louth

This factory had the capability of producing cigarettes and alcohol with an estimated loss of €25 million euro to the exchequer.

# alcohol - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

# alcohol - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Most Dublin pubs expect to grow in 2019 as gin trend continues, but they're worried about Brexit

Publicans are also concerned about the impact of the recent increase in VAT.

# alcohol - Friday 15 March, 2019

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

# alcohol - Thursday 14 March, 2019

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

# alcohol - Saturday 9 March, 2019

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# alcohol - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

# alcohol - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?

Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.

Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax VAT

Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax

The minister for finance said reducing VAT on non-alcoholic beverages would be “difficult to administer”.

# alcohol - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed

The relevant allegations, which the teacher denies, include sexual assault, providing drugs and alcohol, and emotional abuse.

# alcohol - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# alcohol - Monday 18 February, 2019

'I used to spend whole days waiting for their bedtime': The surprising results of giving up wine o'clock

Kate Gunn on how she became an accidental teetotaller – and what it changed for her.

# alcohol - Monday 11 February, 2019

At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India

Police suspect methanol had been added to the alcohol.

# alcohol - Monday 21 January, 2019

Over 10,200 litres of smuggled whiskey seized in Dublin Port

The alcohol, worth a quarter of a million euro to the Exchequer, was discovered in a trailer that had originated from Poland.

# alcohol - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'

Children experiencing a parent’s misuse of alcohol can often be dismissed as acting out.

# alcohol - Friday 4 January, 2019

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# alcohol - Friday 21 December, 2018

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'

The Global Drugs Survey 2019 is seeking participants in Ireland to share their experiences.

Poll: Should the HSE pay for so-called 'drunk tanks' over the festive period? Revellers This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the HSE pay for so-called 'drunk tanks' over the festive period?

The NHS in England has set aside funds so drunken revellers don’t end up in A&E.

# alcohol - Monday 17 December, 2018

Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar

They said the taxpayer should not be footing the bill for the subsidised alcohol prices.

Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint

A complaint said she was offended by the ad “as a Catholic”.

# alcohol - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking

Ahead of the festive season, TheJournal.ie asked about the toll that excessive drinking can have on people.

# alcohol - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

The attraction is expected to be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost than first expected.

# alcohol - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

# alcohol - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer? Mix It Up This post contains a poll

Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer?

I recently discovered gin and ginger and will never look back.

# alcohol - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge What age were you when you started drinking? Jars This post contains a poll

What age were you when you started drinking?

Did you wait until you were of legal age?

# alcohol - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

There are more people who drink, smoke and have illnesses in deprived areas

In the last 3 years, the number of smokers in Ireland decreased by 80,000.

# alcohol - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

# alcohol - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

# alcohol - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers

The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.

# alcohol - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

# alcohol - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

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