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#Alcohol

Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer? Mix It Up This post contains a poll

Settle this once and for all. What's the absolute best gin mixer?

I recently discovered gin and ginger and will never look back.

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?

From TheJournal.ie There are more people who drink, smoke and have illnesses in deprived areas Health Study

There are more people who drink, smoke and have illnesses in deprived areas

In the last 3 years, the number of smokers in Ireland decreased by 80,000.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down Labour Court

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas Minimum Pricing

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers Alcohol

Irish teenagers are drinking less often than almost all their European peers

The figures relate to weekly drinking among 15-year-olds.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill Public Health Alcohol Bill

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 days and counting but long-awaited public alcohol bill faces further delays Alcohol

1,000 days and counting but long-awaited public alcohol bill faces further delays

Lobbyists warn delay to alcohol bill will risk lives.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port Crackdown

Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port

The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Dolores O'Riordan's death was 'nothing but a tragic accident', finds coroner RIP

Dolores O'Riordan's death was 'nothing but a tragic accident', finds coroner

The inquest took place on what would have been the singer’s 47th birthday.

From TheJournal.ie Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use Problem Drinking

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking' Leaving Cert

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume?

Alcohol is linked to around 2.8 million deaths a year across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year Slainte

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit Alcohol

Man arrested for driving on Dublin's Grafton Street over legal alcohol limit

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fatal' level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for €10 Survey

'Fatal' level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for €10

Alcohol Action Ireland has said that the price of alcohol in Ireland “demonstrates the remarkable affordability of alcohol to everyday shoppers”.

From TheJournal.ie Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him Roscommon

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him

He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.

From TheJournal.ie Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia Research

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia

People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?

Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

From TheJournal.ie Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland' Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie What Bulmers is doing to reverse its slipping Irish cider sales Alcohol

What Bulmers is doing to reverse its slipping Irish cider sales

The drink is selling well in off-licences – but pubs are a challenge.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €23k seized after detector dog Bailey finds it in vacuum cleaner Dublin

Cannabis worth €23k seized after detector dog Bailey finds it in vacuum cleaner

A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the seizure.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port Revenue

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port

The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.

From TheJournal.ie Wetherspoon won't be pulling champagne and German beer from Irish pubs after Brexit Spoons
From TheJournal.ie So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors' Gp Conference

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Man (22) who assaulted two children and smashed windows in 'drunken rampage' jailed Courts

Man (22) who assaulted two children and smashed windows in 'drunken rampage' jailed

A garda witness said that “alcohol was the catalyst” for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees Wood You Like A Drink?

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.

From TheJournal.ie Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5 Cutting Back

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.

From TheJournal.ie Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor Alcohol

Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor

While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.

From TheJournal.ie Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time Maura Hallinan

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time

Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.

From TheJournal.ie Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend MIT Checkpoints

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012 Danger Zone

Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012

Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.

From TheJournal.ie Coca-Cola is bringing out its first ever alcoholic drink and will sell it in Japan Chu Hi

Coca-Cola is bringing out its first ever alcoholic drink and will sell it in Japan

Its president in Japan said the launch there doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll happen elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US Bad Apples

The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US

C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia Premature Deaths

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.

From TheJournal.ie A little bit of wine can help 'clean the mind', scientists say Wine O'clock

A little bit of wine can help 'clean the mind', scientists say

Alcohol helps the systems that flushes the bad toxins out of our brains, the researchers said.

From TheJournal.ie Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit High Court

Boy accused of assisting in alleged rape of sister is placed in secure unit

The 15-year-old has a history of drug taking and alcohol abuse, the High Court has been told.

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