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This year
2024
Despite drop, Ireland still has the third highest number of pubs per capita in the world
HRB: Evidence to support medicinal cannabis use for most conditions is 'inconsistent at best'
Ten people experiencing homelessness died per month in 2020, new data shows
Last year
2023
Citizens’ assembly chair says urgent step change in approach to drug use is needed
Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's 'most common' problem drug
All time
More than three-fold increase in number of children being admitted for eating disorders
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
'Tipping point': Surge in cocaine use in Ireland as it overtakes heroin as main problem drug
Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink
Children being admitted to psychiatric units increases by a fifth, from 408 to 497
Treatment for problem use of cocaine has tripled since 2013
Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show
Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds
A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression
736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use
Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug
The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16
The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010
Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period
Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland
These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse
Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?
Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'
Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days
The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford
One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland
Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives
Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart
Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth
Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence
Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users