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# drink - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Pricing survey finds weekly alcohol limit can be reached for under €8

Alcohol Action Ireland has called on the government to introduce minimum unit pricing.

# drink - Friday 24 July, 2020

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink

Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.

# drink - Thursday 21 May, 2020

From The42 'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic' Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

# drink - Monday 30 December, 2019

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021

Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.

# drink - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

# drink - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today

Ireland has the third highest levels of adolescent binge drinking in the world.

# drink - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government reduce the tax on alcohol in light of Brexit?

The drinks industry has called on the Government to reduce excise duties on alcohol.

# drink - Thursday 1 August, 2019

It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland

That’s according to a survey conducted by Alcohol Action Ireland.

# drink - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# drink - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink

Wine consumption decreased last year, but still represents around a quarter of all alcohol consumed.

# drink - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge These 3-ingredient cocktails make for the perfect Christmas tipple Party Season

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol

Teenagers will always push the boundaries, here is what you should do if you find out your teen is drinking over the holiday period, writes Dr Gerry McCarney.

# drink - Sunday 25 November, 2018

The Irish For... it's fun to drink uisce beatha in a síbín - but watch out for the poison drop

If the Irish phrase for a hangover doesn’t put you off drink nothing will – ‘braon nimhe sa ceann’ means ‘a poison drop to the head’, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# drink - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Here are the problems the 'all-island' drinks industry could face because of Brexit

Guinness is made by the Liffey, packaged in Belfast, and shipped from Dublin port – WTO tariffs could complicate that process.

# drink - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers

The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.

# drink - Friday 24 August, 2018

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.

# drink - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'Fatal' level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for €10

Alcohol Action Ireland has said that the price of alcohol in Ireland “demonstrates the remarkable affordability of alcohol to everyday shoppers”.

# drink - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers

A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.

# drink - Friday 13 April, 2018

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

# drink - Friday 30 March, 2018

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday Long Good Friday This post contains videos

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday

It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927

“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.

# drink - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

# drink - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Researchers say drinking during adolescence is particularly concerning

# drink - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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.

# drink - Sunday 17 December, 2017

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.

# drink - Sunday 10 December, 2017

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

# drink - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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.

# drink - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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.

# drink - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Danny Healy Rae's drink-driving comments are callous, I won't accommodate his fantasies'

Shane Ross on the rural-urban divide that has opened up on the drink-driving debate.

# drink - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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.

# drink - Saturday 22 July, 2017

The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee

Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.

# drink - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Ireland's only two star Michelin restaurant served up record profits last year

Profits at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud topped €770,000.

# drink - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

# drink - Saturday 15 April, 2017

These are the price differences in alcohol and cigarettes across the border that Noonan is monitoring

The Finance Minister says he’s monitoring price levels to try and prevent differences that would would see consumers crossing the border to shop.

# drink - Friday 14 April, 2017

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

# drink - Sunday 9 April, 2017

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

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

# drink - Thursday 30 March, 2017

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

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

# drink - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Meet the man behind some of Dublin's trendiest restaurants who doesn't want a Michelin star

Dillinger’s owner John Farrell plans to open two new restaurants before the year is out.

# drink - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Poll: Do you regularly drink more alcohol than the low-risk guidelines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you regularly drink more alcohol than the low-risk guidelines?

The low risk weekly number of standard drinks in Ireland is up to 11 for women and 17 for men.

# drink - Saturday 18 February, 2017

You can now buy 'luxury' water from melted icebergs for €94

It has a superior mouth feel, apparently.

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