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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Drinking

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Opinion: The first step to fixing Ireland's alcohol problem? Fight back against the drinks industry
88 people die every month in Ireland as a direct result of alcohol. Drink is wreaking havoc on our health and finances – and it’s time to push back.
This is what happens to your body when you binge drink
Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.
Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you
A survey by the UK’s health body found that breakfast cereals are pushing children’s sugar levels over the recommended limits.
Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world
Men are more likely to engage in binge drinking with 62.4 per cent of male drinkers over the age of 15 saying they had engaged in heavy episode drinking in the last 30 days.
Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
This equates to one death every 10 seconds.
WATCH: Drunk guy enters the club with some serious style
It’s Friday. Don’t let this be you this evening.
Drinking's role "airbrushed" out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths
A study found that alcohol can be underplayed in media reports.
Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains*
*At least, he explains what HE thinks.
Why can't I get a drink on Good Friday?
Today is one of two days you can’t buy alcohol in Ireland – why?
Column: Don't waste your Easter weekend nursing a hangover – follow these easy tips
If you ever get ‘The Fear’ then read on.
11 unmistakeable signs it's Holy Thursday
Happy Off-Licence Thursday.
Tommy Tiernan's first ever appearance on Letterman
He talks drinking and Ireland’s Olympic glory.
Irish people consumed 38 million litres of pure alcohol last year
That’s 3 million litres less than 2012.
Irish video mocks the pressure to have a few cans with friends
Seems much sillier when you substitute bananas for cans.
Watch the awkwardly accurate new Irish ads about responsible drinking
How many drinks do you need to chat someone up?
13 St Patrick's Day t-shirts that should be shocking but aren't
Because we’ve come to expect it.
Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland
Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.
Riot squad arrest 73 at pre-St Patrick's Day 'Blarney Blowout' at US college
One resident near the University of Massachusetts said the scenes were like “a revolution”.
Two guys helping their drunk friend get home in a ski resort
We don’t recommend doing this. Especially if you’re not in a ski resort.
860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced
New research shows it would have negligible effects on low income moderate drinkers’ alcohol consumption and spending.
Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't
NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.
Neknominations "will lead to more deaths"
The Taoiseach, a judge and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland all warned against the social media craze.
Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations
A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.
How to break it to your friends that 'neknominations' are lame
Neknominations are stupid and need to be stopped. BREAK THE CHAIN!
Coppers is launching a special "Nurses' Card"
Let’s hear it for the nurses!
The 11 characteristics of being hungover at work
You’ve made a terrible mistake.
Police leave loving note for drunken man they brought home
If that’s not sound, then we don’t know what is.
Drinking game Neknominate slammed after 6-year-old appears in video
An Instagram video appears to show the child drinking a bottle of beer.
Poll: Are you having a 'dry January'?
After a long festive season of merriness, will you be staying away from the strong stuff this month?
9 statements you'll utter while staying in and admitting defeat tonight
It’s ok. We’re all in the same boat.
Pubs ‘should only be licenced if they stock non-alcoholic beer’, says Mitchell
What did the Minister for Justice think of her idea?
New Year's Eve: Expectations vs Reality
Because it’s never how you want it to be, is it?
Column: We need to talk about 'The 12 Pubs'
The ‘12 pubs of Christmas’ silly season has effectively turned the whole Christmas season into one giant stag party, writes Mick McCarthy.
12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity
Charity MEAS said the pub crawl exacerbates our cultural problem with alcohol and encourages binge drinking.
12 actually helpful tips for surviving the 12 Pubs of Christmas
You’re gonna need them.
Let's play... work Christmas party bingo
Is your workplace’s Christmas celebration coming up? Why not play our specially tailored game of Bingo and spice it up.
Video column: Why is the link between mental health and alcohol so controversial?
The Irish public increasingly aware of the importance of mental health – but the role that alcohol plays in psychological problems remains taboo to many, says Katie Varvos.
Gardaí seized alcohol in public places 354 times last year
Garda sources said one of the biggest problems is with under-aged teens drinking in parks or in the street.