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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Alcohol

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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”.
'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking
Ahead of the festive season, 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
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'
A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.
Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer?
I recently discovered gin and ginger and will never look back.
What age were you when you started drinking?
Did you wait until you were of legal age?
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.
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 Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas
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
The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.
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?
The proposal is expected to be dropped.
Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness
More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.
1,000 days and counting but long-awaited public alcohol bill faces further delays
Lobbyists warn delay to alcohol bill will risk lives.
Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port
The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.
Dolores O'Riordan's death was 'nothing but a tragic accident', finds coroner
The inquest took place on what would have been the singer’s 47th birthday.
Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use
Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.
Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.
Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume?
Alcohol is linked to around 2.8 million deaths a year across the world.
Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year
The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.
Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.
'Fatal' level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for €10
Alcohol Action Ireland has said that the price of alcohol in Ireland “demonstrates the remarkable affordability of alcohol to everyday shoppers”.
Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him
He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.
Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia
People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.
Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?
Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.
Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.
What Bulmers is doing to reverse its slipping Irish cider sales
The drink is selling well in off-licences – but pubs are a challenge.
Cannabis worth €23k seized after detector dog Bailey finds it in vacuum cleaner
A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the seizure.
Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port
The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.
Wetherspoon won't be pulling champagne and German beer from Irish pubs after Brexit
It is doing so in the UK.
So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.
Man (22) who assaulted two children and smashed windows in 'drunken rampage' jailed
A garda witness said that “alcohol was the catalyst” for the attack.
Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees
The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.
Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5
Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.
Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor
While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.
Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time
Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.
Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend
59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.
Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
Coca-Cola is bringing out its first ever alcoholic drink and will sell it in Japan
Its president in Japan said the launch there doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll happen elsewhere.
The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US
C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.