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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Drinking

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17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber
“If a TD has a pint or two I don’t think that’s a problem for me and I don’t think it’s a problem for the citizens of the country either,” Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has told TV3′s Midweek programme.
The Burning Question*: Do you put the spoon back in the sugar after stirring?
Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
The complete history of coffee in one infographic
Over two million cups are consumed every five minutes across the world.
Student reveals "devastating" effect of her live-tweeted drinking arrest
Samantha Goudie was dubbed ‘Vodka Samm’ after her own drunken tweeting of her arrest.
Dáil own-brand wine is a bizarre idea, says Adams
The proposal to have Oireachtas house wine and label was meant to be discussed last week at committee.
9 things to do on Arthur's Day that aren't drinking Guinness
Don’t want to buy the black stuff? Here’s what to do instead.
Ireland's drinking problem goes beyond Arthur's Day - An Taoiseach
The Taoiseach was asked today if he supported a boycott of Arthur’s Day, but said that Ireland’s relationship with alcohol goes beyond one day.
Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger
However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.
More than 950 pubs closed down in Ireland over a five year period
Consumption of alcohol is down 14.1 per cent on 2007 levels, says drinks industry report.
Diageo defends Arthur's Day saying it's a music festival and celebration of the pub
A spokesperson for Diageo has stated that Arthur’s Day is not about the promotion of alcohol, but is about great music acts.
Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House
Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told that TDs should be setting an example.
Hangovers actually get better later in life
Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)
New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.
Poll: Is the 'bring your teenager to a pub' initiative a good one?
Proponents believe it will discourage binge drinking.
The DOs and DON'Ts of going to your Debs
Best days of your life, apparently.
Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate
The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by
Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year
The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.
Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars
This is the price list from the bars in Leinster House, with a pint 60 cent cheaper than it is across the road and Racing UK on the televisions.
How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?
If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.
The 9 Unwritten Rules Of The Irish Pub
Must know.
9 interesting quotes from Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years
The former taoiseach’s first interview in over two years, conducted with TG4 and airing next week, reveals plenty about him.
Pregnant women are drinking less in Ireland
Most Irish women don’t drink at all during pregnancy, but 2.5 per cent do so three or more times a week.
63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig
Gardaí say the number is in line with previous events this size.
9 reasons to avoid the pub tonight
Leaving Cert celebrants will be out in full force, friends.
Game of Thrones stars go on the batter in Belfast
Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee
The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.
Sydney turning to ‘small bar’ movement
Beer barns might be popular haunts in Australia, but change in liquor laws encouraging more ‘intimate’ pubs.
Drunk man gets high-five from bumble bee
Up high!
How to never send a drunk text ever again
OR an email, OR tweet, OR Facebook message. Simply follow this step-by-step guide.
Government TD: The Dáil bar should not be serving alcohol at 5am
Meanwhile, the Dáil Ceann Comhairle has told a Sunday newspaper that the bar should remain open all night, comparing TDs presence there to being like sitting in their front rooms.
Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar
The Sinn Féin president has said his party intends to ensure the bar closes at the same time as every other establishment amid continuing controversy over TDs drinking during Dáil business.
See what your alcohol intake could do to your face in 10 years
Scottish campaign to encourage moderate drinking is rather scary.
The Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink driving
17-year-old Shane Mullins drove drunk and crashed his car, sustaining a horrific brain injury: now he is touring the country as a motivational speaker on mental health.
Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'
TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.
The 13 people you will meet in the pub tonight
Shots for everyone!
10 mortifying elements of the Irish night out
How far will you get tonight?
Here's what the new Australian PM could learn from the Irish in Oz
Can we have an official ‘Ireland loves Alf Stewart’ day please?
You know you're in a bona-fide Irish nightclub when...
Accept no imitations.
The 7 things lads* do in photographs
*Well, some lads.