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FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?
# Advertising
# Advertising

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

Dec 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,196 Views 45 Comments

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
# Toast To The Taoiseach
# Toast To The Taoiseach

The busiest day in the Dáil bar was the day Leo became Taoiseach

Dec 17th 2017, 4:00 PM 21,118 Views 71 Comments

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
# All The Wine
# All The Wine

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

Dec 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,270 Views 65 Comments

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
# Revenue
# Revenue

Counterfeit vodka worth almost half a million seized at farm in Louth

Nov 30th 2017, 6:40 PM 20,632 Views 23 Comments

Counterfeited vodka can cause breathing difficulties, liver damage or blindness.

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing
# Court Decision
# Court Decision

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

Nov 15th 2017, 2:21 PM 12,104 Views 51 Comments

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
# Fake Booze
# Fake Booze

A Chinese man paid €8,500 for a glass of 139-year-old scotch that turned out to be fake

Nov 3rd 2017, 12:28 PM 61,059 Views 39 Comments

The owner of the Swiss bar travelled to Beijing and refunded the customer.

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

Oct 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 17,336 Views 31 Comments

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
# Expansion
# Expansion

Dublin Airport will get a 'flagship' new liquor store with a major overhaul of Terminal 2

Oct 21st 2017, 11:30 AM 24,744 Views 52 Comments

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
# Nursing A Glass
# Nursing A Glass

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered

Oct 4th 2017, 1:01 PM 31,541 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

Sep 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 27,414 Views 75 Comments

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
# Booze
# Booze

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

Sep 23rd 2017, 9:00 AM 25,587 Views 73 Comments

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
# Results Night
# Results Night

61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Sep 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 24,819 Views 24 Comments

Alcohol is a talking point.

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
# Global Study
# Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

Sep 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,972 Views 23 Comments

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
# Electric Responses
# Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

Sep 5th 2017, 9:17 AM 19,340 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'
# IT Carlow
# IT Carlow

New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'

Sep 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,130 Views 14 Comments

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
# Stopped
# Stopped

Gardaí seize car after disqualified driver has no insurance and tests positive for alcohol and cocaine

Sep 1st 2017, 10:05 PM 37,265 Views 48 Comments

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
# Tackling Addiction
# Tackling Addiction

'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery

Aug 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 43,144 Views 20 Comments

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
# All In The Mind
# All In The Mind

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

Aug 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,606 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?

Aug 15th 2017, 9:18 AM 29,780 Views 80 Comments

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
# Results Night
# Results Night

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

Aug 12th 2017, 4:01 PM 20,387 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

Aug 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 58,427 Views 54 Comments

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
# Homebrew

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year

Aug 7th 2017, 10:41 AM 10,993 Views 20 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is

Aug 5th 2017, 1:00 PM 15,986 Views 51 Comments

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
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

Aug 4th 2017, 1:49 PM 20,893 Views 92 Comments

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you ever not paid your bar tab?

Aug 1st 2017, 12:45 PM 21,308 Views 69 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law
# Crafting Legislation
# Crafting Legislation

Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law

Jul 26th 2017, 10:33 PM 17,127 Views 31 Comments

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
# Reducing Harm
# Reducing Harm

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

Jul 17th 2017, 2:42 PM 14,498 Views 48 Comments

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
# Whiskeytown
# Whiskeytown

Judge grants order allowing distillery to serve booze in former church

Jul 13th 2017, 6:11 AM 19,479 Views 19 Comments

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
# Virgin Daiquiris
# Virgin Daiquiris

Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf

Jul 12th 2017, 9:24 PM 22,917 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'

Jul 6th 2017, 10:57 AM 12,206 Views 121 Comments

Senator Frances Black finds it ‘disheartening’ to watch legislation picked apart that she believes will protect families all over Ireland.

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones
# Carraig Eden
# Carraig Eden

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

Jul 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 21,583 Views 10 Comments

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16
# Dependency
# Dependency

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:24 PM 16,246 Views 20 Comments

The Health Research Board has published new figures on alcohol use between 2009 and 2015.

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 6,954 Views 28 Comments

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban
# No Booze
# No Booze

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Jun 13th 2017, 8:40 PM 25,481 Views 88 Comments

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says
# Memory Problems
# Memory Problems

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

Jun 7th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,136 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?
# Necessary Measures
# Necessary Measures

Could this personalised breathalyser be the solution to Ireland's drink-driving woes?

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 15,895 Views 17 Comments

Interlock ignition systems are just one of the drink-driving deterrents that were showcased at yesterday’s RSA international conference.

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds
# On The Dry
# On The Dry

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

May 30th 2017, 5:36 PM 15,801 Views 39 Comments

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

Low alcohol consumption during pregnancy doesn't cause harm, experts say
# Overly Precautionary
# Overly Precautionary

Low alcohol consumption during pregnancy doesn't cause harm, experts say

May 18th 2017, 9:41 AM 14,810 Views 54 Comments

Academics and senior midwives and doctors say the current guidelines promote unnecessary fear.

The only hotel in Temple Bar that didn’t serve alcohol now has a bar licence
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

The only hotel in Temple Bar that didn’t serve alcohol now has a bar licence

May 12th 2017, 12:58 PM 16,244 Views 19 Comments

Temple Bar brings “reasonable expectations that hotel facilities would include the provision of a bar,” a solicitor argued.

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit

May 2nd 2017, 5:40 PM 53,504 Views 56 Comments

72-year-old Michael Costello has been banned from driving for three years. He claimed to have pulled in after becoming “overcome with sadness”.