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# drink - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Drop in people seeking help for alcohol problems 'partly due to Covid restrictions'
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Drop in people seeking help for alcohol problems 'partly due to Covid restrictions'

Jul 13th 2021, 3:48 PM 8,796 Views 13 Comments

As many as 5,824 sought help for alcohol problems in 2020.

# drink - Thursday 15 April, 2021

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 40,256 Views 102 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

# drink - Monday 11 January, 2021

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
# New Law
# New Law

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today

Jan 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,658 Views 55 Comments

The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.

# drink - Thursday 20 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 27,229 Views 83 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Jul 24th 2020, 7:47 AM 62,698 Views 81 Comments

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

# drink - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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

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

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,896 Views 11 Comments

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
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

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

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 59,426 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Drinking
# Drinking

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,376 Views 69 Comments

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
# Alcohol Action
# Alcohol Action

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

Nov 12th 2019, 7:20 AM 8,598 Views 21 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 17th 2019, 8:43 AM 25,309 Views 73 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Aug 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 27,184 Views 54 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Jun 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 65,121 Views 179 Comments

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
# Drink Responsibly
# Drink Responsibly

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

Apr 11th 2019, 9:03 AM 10,096 Views 18 Comments

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

# drink - Sunday 23 December, 2018

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

These 3-ingredient cocktails make for the perfect Christmas tipple

Dec 23rd 2018, 6:00 PM 3,329 Views 2 Comments

You’ll stay for one.

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol
# Opinion
# Opinion

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 17,906 Views 18 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Nov 25th 2018, 8:45 AM 31,262 Views 11 Comments

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
# Guinness

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

Nov 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,207 Views 38 Comments

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
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

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

Sep 27th 2018, 3:25 PM 25,004 Views 66 Comments

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
# Slainte
# Slainte

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

Aug 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,926 Views 23 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Aug 9th 2018, 8:09 AM 39,789 Views 159 Comments

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
# Paris
# Paris

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

Jun 17th 2018, 6:13 PM 107,983 Views 126 Comments

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
# Cutting Back
# Cutting Back

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

Apr 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,798 Views 44 Comments

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
# Long Good Friday

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

Mar 30th 2018, 7:02 PM 14,491 Views 31 Comments

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
# Long Good Friday
# Long Good Friday

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

Mar 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 43,828 Views 140 Comments

“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
# MIT Checkpoints
# MIT Checkpoints

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

Mar 29th 2018, 12:29 PM 13,399 Views 24 Comments

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
# Drink
# Drink

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:15 AM 16,793 Views 34 Comments

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
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

These were the top 5 most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year

Dec 23rd 2017, 4:00 PM 33,112 Views 60 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie 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
# 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 21,094 Views 71 Comments

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
# Going Strong
# Going Strong

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

Dec 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 63,330 Views 17 Comments

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
# Court Decision
# Court Decision

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

Nov 15th 2017, 2:21 PM 12,082 Views 51 Comments

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
# Booze
# Booze

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 9:00 AM 25,465 Views 72 Comments

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 Interview
# Shane Ross Interview

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

Aug 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,135 Views 43 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Aug 5th 2017, 1:00 PM 15,955 Views 51 Comments

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
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 30,284 Views 22 Comments

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
# Patrick Guilbaud
# Patrick Guilbaud

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

Jul 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 33,443 Views 29 Comments

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?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 511 Views 68 Comments

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
# Close Eye
# Close Eye

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

Apr 15th 2017, 9:30 AM 42,015 Views 120 Comments

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
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Apr 14th 2017, 12:45 PM 32,331 Views 109 Comments

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?
# 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 39,796 Views 64 Comments

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
# Hidden Naggin
# Hidden Naggin

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

Mar 30th 2017, 9:59 PM 26,884 Views 58 Comments

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

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