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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Alcohol price survey finds weekly intake limit can be reached in Ireland for less than €8
# Drinking
# Drinking

Alcohol price survey finds weekly intake limit can be reached in Ireland for less than €8

Aug 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,191 Views 54 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland said alcohol producers and retailers are shifting their marketing strategies.

# alcohol - Thursday 1 July, 2021

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,617 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

# alcohol - Thursday 17 June, 2021

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

Jun 17th 2021, 10:04 PM 41,180 Views 67 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

# alcohol - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Berlin D2 bar loses licence after 'boozy brunch' deemed 'neglectful and irresponsible' by judge
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Berlin D2 bar loses licence after 'boozy brunch' deemed 'neglectful and irresponsible' by judge

May 26th 2021, 6:54 PM 26,655 Views 0 Comments

A video clip was of the event on 14 August last prompted outrage.

# alcohol - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
# Drinking
# Drinking

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

May 5th 2021, 2:25 PM 13,698 Views 54 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

# alcohol - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol approved by Cabinet - but it won't kick in until January 2022
# Cheap Alcohol
# Cheap Alcohol

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol approved by Cabinet - but it won't kick in until January 2022

May 4th 2021, 7:18 PM 23,863 Views 90 Comments

Concerns were raised about the difference in the price of alcohol in the North.

Poll: Would you travel to the North to buy cheaper drink?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you travel to the North to buy cheaper drink?

May 4th 2021, 9:04 AM 79,543 Views 106 Comments

If minimum pricing of 10c per gram of alcohol is introduced, would you travel North to buy drink?

# alcohol - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

Apr 15th 2021, 8:36 AM 50,250 Views 74 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 40,513 Views 102 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

# 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 51,083 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 20,976 Views 27 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 26,220 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 63,249 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 34,672 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 107,342 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 118,922 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 54,932 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 137,805 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 37,125 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 71,790 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 28,883 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 18,998 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 19,958 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 21,746 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 18,292 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 207,539 Views 267 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 27,240 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 12,602 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 11,521 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 62,796 Views 81 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 77,580 Views 75 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 17,298 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 13,044 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 17,499 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 15,469 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 89,933 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 29,972 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 52,192 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 27,800 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 34,638 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.

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