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# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties?
Stanford University has prohibited high alcohol volume spirits over 20% for undergraduates on campus.
# party culture
Stanford University has decided to ban spirits at student parties
The policy has been criticised as a tone-deaf response to the Stanford rape case.
# Drink up
Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland
In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.
# bump in the night
Phantom footsteps and flying bottles: Ghost stories from Dublin's John Mulligan's pub
It’s not just pints they serve at Mulligan’s – they have spirits too.
# rise and fall
A century ago Irish whiskey dominated the world - so what happened?
Exports aren’t expected to hit the peaks of over 100 years ago again until 2020.
# a fine drop
How Irish whiskey has been brought back from 'near extinction'
Thousands of rural jobs could be created if the local sector recreates the success of the Scotch industry.
# spirit swap
A famous Irish whiskey is going Mexican after swap deal with Jose Cuervo tequila
Diageo in return is to acquire Tequila Don Julio outright.
# Price list
Here's how much a pint costs in the Dáil bar these days
Still cheaper than most other bars…
# high spirits
Americans are acquiring a taste for Jameson - but it's not so bright at home
Sales are up nearly 10% in America, but are struggling at home.
# cheap drink ban
Details on minimum pricing of alcohol to be published today
Cheap alcohol has been targeted under the new pricing rules.
WATCH: Ghost caught on camera robbing an off-licence
This shocking footage will spook you out.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you reduced your alcohol consumption in the past year?
In the last year, the amount of alcohol consumed in Ireland fell by 4.4 per cent.
# booze
'Drunken Irish' no more: Alcohol consumption falls 20% in 12 years
The amount of beer drank in the last year increased but the consumption of cider, spirits and wine all fell.
# Bottoms Up
Average Irish adult drank equivalent of 411 pints last year
That might sound like a lot, but it’s almost 100 pints fewer than the average in 2001.
Column: 7 things to know about teenage drinking (and how to deal with it)
Are your teens heading to a New Year’s Eve party? Sheila O’Malley has some tips on how to navigate the issue of teenage drinking.