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#Alcohol

From TheJournal.ie 'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to spend whole days waiting for their bedtime': The surprising results of giving up wine o'clock Stop Your Wining

'I used to spend whole days waiting for their bedtime': The surprising results of giving up wine o'clock

Kate Gunn on how she became an accidental teetotaller – and what it changed for her.

From TheJournal.ie At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India Fatal

At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India

Police suspect methanol had been added to the alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,200 litres of smuggled whiskey seized in Dublin Port Revenue

Over 10,200 litres of smuggled whiskey seized in Dublin Port

The alcohol, worth a quarter of a million euro to the Exchequer, was discovered in a trailer that had originated from Poland.

From TheJournal.ie Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent' Mental Health Service

Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'

Children experiencing a parent’s misuse of alcohol can often be dismissed as acting out.

From TheJournal.ie 938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December Arrests

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems' Left Behind

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

From TheJournal.ie Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world' Global Drugs Survey

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'

The Global Drugs Survey 2019 is seeking participants in Ireland to share their experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the HSE pay for so-called 'drunk tanks' over the festive period? Revellers This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the HSE pay for so-called 'drunk tanks' over the festive period?

The NHS in England has set aside funds so drunken revellers don’t end up in A&E.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus' Driving Home
From TheJournal.ie Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar Time Gentlemen Please

Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar

They said the taxpayer should not be footing the bill for the subsidised alcohol prices.

From TheJournal.ie Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint Good Friday

Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint

A complaint said she was offended by the ad “as a Catholic”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking Drinking

'Why take the risk?': As we enter the '12 pubs' season, an expert outlines the effects of excessive drinking

Ahead of the festive season, TheJournal.ie asked about the toll that excessive drinking can have on people.

From TheJournal.ie Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre Leitrim

Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

The attraction is expected to be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost than first expected.

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.

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