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#Alcohol

# alcohol - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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 27,405 Views 75 Comments

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

# alcohol - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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 25,558 Views 74 Comments

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

# alcohol - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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 24,802 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 14,959 Views 23 Comments

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

# alcohol - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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 19,332 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 11,121 Views 14 Comments

18 students will soon start the honours degree course, the first of its kind in Ireland.

# alcohol - Friday 1 September, 2017

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 37,245 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí tweeted today that a driver was stopped this morning in Dublin.

# alcohol - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'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 43,138 Views 20 Comments

Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.

# alcohol - Thursday 24 August, 2017

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 19,599 Views 12 Comments

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

# alcohol - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

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 29,769 Views 80 Comments

Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.

# alcohol - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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 20,382 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 58,280 Views 55 Comments

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# alcohol - Monday 7 August, 2017

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 10,989 Views 23 Comments

Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.

# alcohol - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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 15,977 Views 51 Comments

But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.

# alcohol - Friday 4 August, 2017

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 20,865 Views 93 Comments

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

# alcohol - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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 21,295 Views 69 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# alcohol - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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 17,124 Views 31 Comments

Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.

# alcohol - Monday 17 July, 2017

'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 14,495 Views 48 Comments

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

# alcohol - Thursday 13 July, 2017

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 19,475 Views 19 Comments

St James’s was initially a Roman Catholic church that became Protestant after the Reformation in 1539.

# alcohol - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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 22,906 Views 53 Comments

Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.

# alcohol - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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 12,163 Views 121 Comments

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

# alcohol - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'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 21,555 Views 10 Comments

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

# alcohol - Monday 3 July, 2017

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 16,243 Views 20 Comments

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

# alcohol - Friday 23 June, 2017

'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 6,950 Views 28 Comments

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

# alcohol - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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 25,479 Views 88 Comments

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

# alcohol - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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 19,129 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# alcohol - Friday 2 June, 2017

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 15,878 Views 17 Comments

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

# alcohol - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

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 15,791 Views 40 Comments

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

# alcohol - Thursday 18 May, 2017

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 14,804 Views 54 Comments

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

# alcohol - Friday 12 May, 2017

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 16,232 Views 19 Comments

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

# alcohol - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

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 53,455 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”.

# alcohol - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday
# Drive Safely
# Drive Safely

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

Apr 29th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,960 Views 19 Comments

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

# alcohol - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy
# Warning
# Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Apr 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 16,267 Views 48 Comments

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 11,010 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# alcohol - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Apr 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 39,818 Views 64 Comments

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

# alcohol - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Woman in Kerry crash with drunk driver criticises Healy-Rae's 'three Guinness' claims

Apr 6th 2017, 10:23 PM 25,605 Views 78 Comments

Eimear was injured in the incident, receiving a number of broken bones.

# alcohol - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit
# Bottle Of Vodka
# Bottle Of Vodka

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit

Apr 4th 2017, 7:51 AM 17,223 Views 33 Comments

Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.

# alcohol - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD
# Hidden Naggin
# Hidden Naggin

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD

Mar 30th 2017, 9:59 PM 26,959 Views 60 Comments

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.

# alcohol - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Poll: Do you pre-drink before you go for a night out?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pre-drink before you go for a night out?

Mar 22nd 2017, 9:13 AM 24,561 Views 32 Comments

A new study claims 85% of Irish people pre-drink before they go out to the pub or club.

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink

Mar 22nd 2017, 8:32 AM 16,363 Views 23 Comments

A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.