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# drinking - Today’s News

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
# The Name Game
From The42
# The Name Game

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

4 minutes ago 183 Views 0 Comments

The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
# Commission
# Commission

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

6 minutes ago 252 Views 0 Comments

The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps”.

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

12 minutes ago 862 Views 1 Comment

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

Jack Grealish trains away from main group as England prepare for Scotland clash
# Gearing Up
From The42
# Gearing Up

Jack Grealish trains away from main group as England prepare for Scotland clash

22 minutes ago 1,104 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood that the 25-year-old did an trained on his own to build full fitness after a shin injury.

'Mixed signals can disrupt programme': No plans to allow mixing of different vaccine doses
# Rollout
# Rollout

'Mixed signals can disrupt programme': No plans to allow mixing of different vaccine doses

41 minutes ago 3,809 Views 9 Comments

Opposition parties have suggested that the 60 to 69 age cohort who received AstraZeneca should be offered a different second dose.

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'

Updated 1 hour ago 6,975 Views 6 Comments

Pat Nevin was doing live commentary on the game in which Christian Eriksen collapsed, and he reflected on the experience on this week’s Behind the Lines.

Chris Froome to make Tour de France return after suffering horror crash in 2019
# Back In The Saddle
From The42
# Back In The Saddle

Chris Froome to make Tour de France return after suffering horror crash in 2019

1 hour ago 606 Views 0 Comments

The four-time champion has been selected by cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation to race the 2021 tour.

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China

1 hour ago 5,204 Views 5 Comments

The chair of the European Parliament’s delegation on China has a stark warning about how the country approaches human rights.

US athlete blames contaminated pork burrito for failed drugs test
# Explanation
From The42
# Explanation

US athlete blames contaminated pork burrito for failed drugs test

2 hours ago 2,459 Views 2 Comments

Middle-distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned for four years following a positive test.

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal
# Large Scale Protest
# Large Scale Protest

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal

2 hours ago 13,905 Views 23 Comments
  • The mica mineral present in concrete has caused cracks and fissures to form in 5,000-6,000 homes in primarily Donegal and Mayo.
  • The Mica Action Group (MAG) have called government action so far "disappointing and insulting".
  • Thousands of protestors marched to Leinster House this afternoon, where campaign groups are set to meet with Housing Minister Daragh O'Brien.

# drinking - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
# Drinking
# Drinking

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

May 5th 2021, 2:25 PM 13,519 Views 54 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

# drinking - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

Apr 15th 2021, 8:36 AM 50,218 Views 74 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

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 39,663 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.

# drinking - Monday 25 January, 2021

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

Jan 25th 2021, 9:47 AM 51,061 Views 56 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

# drinking - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
# Underage Drinking
# Underage Drinking

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows

Nov 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 13,477 Views 26 Comments

The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.

# drinking - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Public Places
# Public Places

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 88,731 Views 62 Comments

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

# drinking - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,183 Views 160 Comments

Have your say.

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
# Minimum Unit
# Minimum Unit

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'

May 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 27,783 Views 66 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.

# drinking - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,496 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# drinking - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach
# Time Please
# Time Please

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 137,883 Views 86 Comments

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

# drinking - 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 38,369 Views 69 Comments

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

# drinking - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
# Drinking
# Drinking

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

Nov 19th 2019, 12:27 PM 10,144 Views 12 Comments

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

# drinking - Sunday 10 November, 2019

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,818 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# drinking - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?

May 9th 2019, 8:12 AM 31,071 Views 94 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone has called on Ireland to adopt the Icelandic model to combat the dangers of alcohol abuse.

# drinking - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase
# Drinking
# Drinking

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

May 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,026 Views 38 Comments

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

# drinking - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Labour MP Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train
# Cocktail Party
# Cocktail Party

Labour MP Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train

Apr 20th 2019, 1:02 PM 44,074 Views 59 Comments

Drinking alcohol on the TFL network has been illegal since 2008.

# drinking - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:44 PM 38,913 Views 81 Comments

Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.

# drinking - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world
# The Cure
From The Daily Edge
# The Cure

5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world

Jan 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 6,855 Views 1 Comment

Feeling a little tender this morning?

# drinking - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?
# Dear Fifi
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?

Dec 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 6,472 Views 1 Comment

To help answer, this week Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

# drinking - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking
# Drinking
# Drinking

'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 32,728 Views 58 Comments

Ahead of the festive season, TheJournal.ie asked about the toll that excessive drinking can have on people.

# drinking - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
# Like And Share A Pint
# Like And Share A Pint

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'

Nov 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,980 Views 26 Comments

A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.

# drinking - Saturday 3 November, 2018

What age were you when you started drinking?
# Jars
From The Daily Edge
# Jars

What age were you when you started drinking?

Nov 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 9,470 Views 3 Comments

Did you wait until you were of legal age?

# drinking - 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 24,967 Views 70 Comments

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

# drinking - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use

Sep 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 11,833 Views 26 Comments

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

# drinking - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Aug 30th 2018, 2:31 PM 28,393 Views 24 Comments

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

# drinking - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer
# The White Hag
# The White Hag

'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer

Jul 14th 2018, 10:00 PM 46,641 Views 65 Comments

It can be challenging out there for craft breweries – we spoke to two about how they make it work.

# drinking - Sunday 10 June, 2018

People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study
# Drinking
# Drinking

People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study

Jun 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 19,113 Views 23 Comments

The lead author of the study said the findings could be explained by health problems leading to people abstaining from drink.

# drinking - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments
# Drinking
# Drinking

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

May 29th 2018, 1:19 PM 8,637 Views 24 Comments

The study found Saturday night and Sunday morning to be the busiest times and that most patients with alcohol-related presentations were male.

# drinking - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
# Gp Conference
# Gp Conference

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

May 25th 2018, 2:41 PM 28,079 Views 56 Comments

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# drinking - Monday 16 April, 2018

Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking?
# Turmoil
# Turmoil

Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking?

Apr 16th 2018, 9:40 PM 29,811 Views 31 Comments

A new HSE study revealed some interesting trends.

# drinking - 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 16,525 Views 44 Comments

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

# drinking - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
# Premature Deaths
# Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,794 Views 39 Comments

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

# drinking - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
# Driving Ban
# Driving Ban

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,112 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# drinking - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,243 Views 11 Comments

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# drinking - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking
# All The Wine
# All The Wine

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

Dec 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,201 Views 65 Comments

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.

# drinking - Monday 11 December, 2017

'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'

Dec 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 30,401 Views 49 Comments

It should go without saying that it is a very, very bad idea to knock back twelve drinks in a row, writes Eunan McKinney.

# drinking - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol

Nov 1st 2017, 10:34 AM 81,750 Views 49 Comments

While doing so, he is encouraged by off-camera men.

# drinking - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered
# Nursing A Glass
# Nursing A Glass

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered

Oct 4th 2017, 1:01 PM 29,075 Views 13 Comments

There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.

# drinking - 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 19,324 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

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