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Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic
The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.
'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim
Guillaume blamed binge drinking among young people largely on spirits.
Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture
However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse.
Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.
Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week
New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.
A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well
A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.
Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?
One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.
"Ireland has a serious problem - we drink too much alcohol"
This comes as the government makes €1 million available to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.
Drinking to excess: 'I woke up at 3am in hospital and had no idea how I got there'
Lucy Rocca got a wake-up call that night and realised her relationship with alcohol was not a healthy one.
What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?
There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.
Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you
It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.
Poll: What do you consider binge drinking?
Some say the definition is part of the problem.
Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity
Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.
Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking?
There have been calls for minimum pricing levels to be raised but do you think that would make any difference?
Sober Ireland: Your experiences with not drinking
This is how life is when you don’t drink.
Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic
Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.
We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 - and 75% of that was binge drinking
Alcohol Action Ireland says that “we can no longer afford to accept our harmful relationship with alcohol as the norm”.
Gerry Adams, Leap Cards, and Kate Middleton: The week in numbers
Plus: How many days until the next Budget?
This is what happens to your body when you binge drink
Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.
The 9 at 9: Thursday
Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.
Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world
Men are more likely to engage in binge drinking with 62.4 per cent of male drinkers over the age of 15 saying they had engaged in heavy episode drinking in the last 30 days.
Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
This equates to one death every 10 seconds.
Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't
NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.
Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture
Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.
‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’
There has been widespread condemnation of the drinking game that is popular on social media.
Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace
The hashtag #RAKnomination was trending on Twitter in Ireland this afternoon.
Neknominations "will lead to more deaths"
The Taoiseach, a judge and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland all warned against the social media craze.
Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations
A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.
‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze
The game which involves nominating friends to ‘down’ pints while videoing themselves has reached Irish social media. An alcohol awareness group says it promotes binge drinking.
Hangovers actually get better later in life
Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)
Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels
Reacting to research that shows a decline in pregnant women drinking, an alcohol lobby group says drinks should carry warning labels.
Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland
Most Irish women don’t drink at all during pregnancy, but 2.5 per cent do so three or more times a week.
UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation
A recent survey found almost half of all students at the Cork campus engage in binge-drinking more than once a week.
Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem
A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.
Poll: Should Ireland follow Scotland and introduce a minimum alcohol price?
Minimum pricing stops retailers from selling alcohol cheaply in a bid to prevent people from binge drinking.
Column: Women can't keep up with men when it comes to alcohol and they shouldn't try
Women should be aware that they are more at risk from the effects of alcohol than men, writes Anne Timony Meehan.
Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal'
Today the Alcohol Forum launched Ireland’s first National Alcohol Awareness Week.
Young creatives asked to submit multimedia pieces exploring 'the pacing of our drinking'
The competition, aimed at promoting the responsible use of alcohol, offers a €5,000 cash prize for third-level film and multimedia students.