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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Monday 25 January, 2021

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

Jan 25th 2021, 9:47 AM 50,964 Views 56 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests

Jan 25th 2021, 9:00 AM 20,826 Views 28 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2020 found respondents in Ireland were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

# alcohol - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban
# Senedd
# Senedd

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban

Jan 20th 2021, 10:09 PM 26,185 Views 15 Comments

The four say they did not consume alcohol not bought from parliamentary premises.

# alcohol - Monday 11 January, 2021

Poll: Should the sale of alcohol be banned after a certain time of day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the sale of alcohol be banned after a certain time of day?

Jan 11th 2021, 8:50 AM 63,112 Views 116 Comments

Leo Varadkar said last week the government is considering such a ban.

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
# New Law
# New Law

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today

Jan 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,422 Views 55 Comments

The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.

# alcohol - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Government to examine reducing times for alcohol sales - Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government to examine reducing times for alcohol sales - Tánaiste

Jan 7th 2021, 3:33 PM 105,988 Views 131 Comments

Leo Vardakar says the government is looking at measures around the sale of alcohol.

# alcohol - Monday 4 January, 2021

'Fully-equipped bar' and 'significant amount of alcohol' found at suspected shebeen in Westport
# Mayo
# Mayo

'Fully-equipped bar' and 'significant amount of alcohol' found at suspected shebeen in Westport

Jan 4th 2021, 10:52 PM 118,440 Views 101 Comments

During the course of a search, gardaí located a number of people on the premises consuming alcohol.

# alcohol - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Poll: Are you taking part in Dry January?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you taking part in Dry January?

Jan 2nd 2021, 10:27 AM 54,890 Views 62 Comments

Or is now just not the time for that?

# alcohol - Friday 1 January, 2021

Suspected Kildare shebeen complete with bar taps, pool table and log fire discovered on NYE
# Shed Load
# Shed Load

Suspected Kildare shebeen complete with bar taps, pool table and log fire discovered on NYE

Jan 1st 2021, 12:26 PM 137,192 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say about 15 people were in the shed near Kildare Town when it was searched.

# alcohol - Monday 28 December, 2020

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
# Dry January
# Dry January

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million

Dec 28th 2020, 9:17 PM 37,099 Views 47 Comments

South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.

# alcohol - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about pints?
# Pour One Out
# Pour One Out

Quiz: How much do you know about pints?

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 71,485 Views 44 Comments

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'
# New Thinking
# New Thinking

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

Oct 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 28,816 Views 72 Comments

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?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Oct 8th 2020, 3:49 PM 18,970 Views 5 Comments

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
# Alcohol Bill
# Alcohol Bill

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

Oct 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 19,336 Views 36 Comments

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
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

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

Sep 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 21,605 Views 53 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,279 Views 8 Comments

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
# Prohibition
# Prohibition

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

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 1:32 PM 207,354 Views 265 Comments

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
# Price Survey
# Price Survey

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 27,037 Views 83 Comments

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
# DUI
# DUI

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

Jul 30th 2020, 2:31 PM 12,399 Views 27 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,434 Views 7 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Jul 24th 2020, 7:47 AM 62,010 Views 82 Comments

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
# Pubs

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

Jul 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 77,511 Views 74 Comments

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
# Revenue
# Revenue

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro

Jun 25th 2020, 6:51 PM 17,285 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 13,015 Views 4 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Jun 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 17,428 Views 50 Comments

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
# TEST PURCHASING
# TEST PURCHASING

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

Jun 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 15,323 Views 21 Comments

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
# Public Places
# Public Places

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

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 84,075 Views 62 Comments

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
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

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

Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 9:19 AM 29,548 Views 73 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,013 Views 160 Comments

Have your say.

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

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

May 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 27,466 Views 66 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,435 Views 36 Comments

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
# Magaluf
# Magaluf

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

Jan 17th 2020, 7:44 PM 34,550 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,486 Views 31 Comments

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
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

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

Dec 31st 2019, 1:23 PM 46,540 Views 60 Comments

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
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Dec 27th 2019, 6:45 AM 41,138 Views 26 Comments

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
# Time Please
# Time Please

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

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 137,843 Views 83 Comments

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'
# Drinking
# Drinking

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,347 Views 69 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 18th 2019, 9:07 AM 51,467 Views 151 Comments

“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
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

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

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,790 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Global Drugs Survey 2020
# Global Drugs Survey 2020

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,067 Views 0 Comments

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