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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# booze

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Are you taking part in Dry January?
Or is now just not the time for that?
# pour one out
Quiz: How much do you know about pints?
A pint’s a pound, the world around.
# magaluf
Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza
Fines for offences will range from €6,000 to €600,000.
# minimum pricing
Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?
Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.
# Cigarettes and Alcohol
Finance Minister was going to give smokers a break in Budget 2019 - but changed his mind
The department said the last-minute shift was for health reasons.
# PROHIBITED
Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year
From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.
# booze
€165,000 in smuggled beer seized at Dublin Port
The 25,700 litres of alcohol were seized from a foreign-registered truck entering the country on a ferry from Holyhead in Wales yesterday.
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
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.
# on the agenda
After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back
It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.
# nursing a glass
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.
# booze
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should alcohol advertising be banned in Ireland?
We want to know if you think there are too many ads for drink around these days.
# booze
A complete rundown of those outrageously Irish St Patrick's Day booze tutorials
So much booze.
# booze
12 Things You'll Know If You Learned How to Drink in a Field
It’s a rite of passage.
# four loko
J1-favourite Four Loko is finally being brought to Ireland
Prepare yourselves.
# Showdown
There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol
Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.
# good news
Craft beer takeover to continue as Irish college offers first ever brewing course
Classes begin September of next year.
# deliver-booze
Deliveroo launches alcohol delivery service in Ireland
The service will mostly be limited to Dublin.
# crouching tiger hidden naggin
11 people who took the art of the 'sneaky naggin' to the next level
We bow to you.
# It's On Me
Did you hear the one about the mystery American tourists and the free bar?
A mystery group turned up in Tralee earlier this week and decided to cover the cost of everyone’s booze.
# unfortunate
Booze ban deters Indian worshippers from visiting temples
Liquor had been the traditional offering.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you drink alcohol today?
What’ll yours be?
Voices
'Ireland is hopelessly devoted to alcohol, you'll see that today'
Andrew McGinley, who has worked behind a bar many a St Patrick’s Day, says that while you see everyone enjoying themselves, a bigger question comes to mind.
# going out
Dun Laoghaire is getting this brand new craft beer pub next week
Galway Bay Brewery, which already runs a number of pubs in the city centre, is moving out to the suburbs.
# going out
Dun Laoghaire is getting this brand new craft beer pub next week
Excellent.
# Clear Head
North Korea claims to have invented hangover-free booze
It’s between 30% and 40% proof – but causes no headaches. Apparently.
# hidden naggin
This comedian made a 'booze suit' to sneak alcohol on a boat
Well done, lad.
# on the dry
8 reasons to keep telling yourself Dry January is the smart choice
The unbearable smugness of being.
# winter drinks
7 boozy hot drinks to warm you up tonight
Warm up, wrap up, booze up.
# merry boozemas
10 ways to DIY your own booze-filled advent calendar
Tis the season to be ‘jolly’.
# up cork
This Irish beer just got voted the best of its kind in the world
… and no, it’s not Guinness.
# opening the floodgates
This English village is about to allow alcohol sales for the first time ever
Bournville, which was founded by the teetotal Cadbury family, was the last remaining “dry village” in England.
# booze
Here's what Dublin's newest Wetherspoons looks like
The Old Borough in Swords will open its doors next week.
# Baby Bottle
Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink
That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.
# Boston Lager
Meet the man who helped spark the craft-beer revolution
Jim Koch is the man behind Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
# booze
This is how Irish alcohol taxes compare to the rest of the EU
A new report says that the cost of a pub pint would be 14% lower if Ireland’s beer excise was as low as the German rate.
# say it ain't so
First world problem alert: There's a global Prosecco drought on the way...
The grape used to produce everyone’s favourite pre-drink has had a couple of particularly bad harvests in a row in Italy.
# booze
When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world
We’re actually the fourth worst, according to a new report.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?
Or will you be having a tipple today?