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Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Jun 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 65,361 Views 179 Comments

Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.

The cost of food and drink in Ireland far higher than the EU average, new study finds
# Eurostat
# Eurostat

The cost of food and drink in Ireland far higher than the EU average, new study finds

Jun 21st 2019, 11:39 AM 42,527 Views 93 Comments

Ireland was second only to Finland when it came to the cost of alcohol in the EU.

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws
# Minimum Unit Pricing
# Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Jun 19th 2019, 2:50 PM 29,344 Views 42 Comments

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

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

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

May 9th 2019, 8:12 AM 31,188 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,796 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2019, 9:03 AM 10,132 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 23,682 Views 14 Comments

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

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth
# Research
# Research

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,651 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 20,462 Views 20 Comments

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

Gardaí raid cigarette and alcohol processing plant in Louth
# Knockbridge
# Knockbridge

Gardaí raid cigarette and alcohol processing plant in Louth

Mar 30th 2019, 10:01 AM 32,208 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,406 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 19th 2019, 9:16 AM 15,941 Views 28 Comments

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

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

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

Mar 15th 2019, 9:02 AM 11,473 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 14th 2019, 3:27 PM 10,762 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 9th 2019, 8:00 AM 12,743 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,917 Views 103 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:44 PM 39,472 Views 81 Comments

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
# VAT

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 16,383 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 26th 2019, 11:03 PM 47,070 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,328 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 18th 2019, 5:03 PM 14,183 Views 10 Comments

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

At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India
# Fatal
# Fatal

At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India

Feb 11th 2019, 9:07 AM 16,894 Views 14 Comments

Police suspect methanol had been added to the alcohol.

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 5:52 PM 20,741 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 17th 2019, 8:18 PM 10,614 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 4th 2019, 8:34 PM 14,693 Views 63 Comments

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'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

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

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,540 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Dec 21st 2018, 6:15 PM 37,473 Views 35 Comments

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
# Revellers

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

Dec 21st 2018, 8:29 AM 21,398 Views 72 Comments

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

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'
# Driving Home
# Driving Home

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'

Dec 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 10,365 Views 22 Comments

Top to toe in tailbacks.

Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar
# Time Gentlemen Please
# Time Gentlemen Please

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

Dec 17th 2018, 7:15 PM 53,950 Views 78 Comments

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
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

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

Dec 17th 2018, 3:45 PM 50,817 Views 81 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 32,772 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 10,999 Views 3 Comments

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

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
# Like And Share A Pint
# Like And Share A Pint

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'

Nov 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 8,013 Views 26 Comments

A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.

Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer?
# Mix It Up
From The Daily Edge
# Mix It Up

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

Nov 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,431 Views 4 Comments

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

What age were you when you started drinking?
# Jars
From The Daily Edge
# Jars

What age were you when you started drinking?

Nov 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 9,500 Views 3 Comments

Did you wait until you were of legal age?

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

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

Oct 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,247 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2018, 5:30 PM 17,424 Views 7 Comments

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

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

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

Oct 10th 2018, 9:27 PM 15,182 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 27th 2018, 3:25 PM 25,164 Views 66 Comments

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