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Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.
A little bit of wine can help 'clean the mind', scientists say
Alcohol helps the systems that flushes the bad toxins out of our brains, the researchers said.
Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit
The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.
These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
Quitting smoking is top of the list.
The Guinness Storehouse is still the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland
More than 1.7 million people paid a visit last year.
Dr Phil show denies reports it helped addicted guests find drugs and drink
A guest on the show claimed he a bottle of vodka was left in his dressing room, even though he was fighting alcoholism.
'I often have to clean vomit off my car': Budapest locals are getting tired of the booming tourism sector
Annual arrivals have almost doubled since 2009 to 3.5 million last year.
These were the top 5 most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year
Figures released to show that sales of Guinness raked in over €30,000 between the beginning of the year and 30 November.
How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?
Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.
'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'
Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.
FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?
It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?
The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach
Three of the top five busiest days for the Dáil bar were linked to the Fine Gael leadership challenge.
Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking
The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.
Counterfeit vodka worth almost half a million seized at farm in Louth
Counterfeited vodka can cause breathing difficulties, liver damage or blindness.
Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing
The ruling could have an impact on Ireland’s drinks regulations proposed in the Alcohol Bill.
A Chinese man paid €8,500 for a glass of 139-year-old scotch that turned out to be fake
The owner of the Swiss bar travelled to Beijing and refunded the customer.
Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?
The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.
Dublin Airport will get a 'flagship' new liquor store with a major overhaul of Terminal 2
It comes shortly after ex-Brown Thomas boss Dalton Philips took up the top job at DAA.
Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered
There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.
Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.
Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill
The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.
61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
Alcohol is a talking point.
Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.
Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.
New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'
18 students will soon start the honours degree course, the first of its kind in Ireland.
Gardaí seize car after disqualified driver has no insurance and tests positive for alcohol and cocaine
Gardaí tweeted today that a driver was stopped this morning in Dublin.
'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery
Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.
11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says
New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.
Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?
Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.
Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.
Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'
While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.
873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year
Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.
Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is
But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.
Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test
New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.
Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law
Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.
'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction
The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.
Judge grants order allowing distillery to serve booze in former church
St James’s was initially a Roman Catholic church that became Protestant after the Reformation in 1539.
Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf
Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.
'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'
Senator Frances Black finds it ‘disheartening’ to watch legislation picked apart that she believes will protect families all over Ireland.