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# 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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.

# drinking - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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

5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world

Feeling a little tender this morning?

# drinking - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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

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

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

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

# drinking - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

# drinking - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge What age were you when you started drinking? Jars This post contains a poll

What age were you when you started drinking?

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

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

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

# drinking - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# drinking - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

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'

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

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

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

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

# drinking - Thursday 24 August, 2017

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

# drinking - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# drinking - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# drinking - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Enough is enough': Gardaí to target teenage drinking in summertime crackdown

Operation Irene was such a success last year that it is to be implemented again from 1 June.

# drinking - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

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