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Poll: Should the sale of alcohol be banned after a certain time of day?
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Poll: Should the sale of alcohol be banned after a certain time of day?

Jan 11th 2021, 8:50 AM 63,013 Views 116 Comments

Leo Varadkar said last week the government is considering such a ban.

You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
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You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today

Jan 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 34,222 Views 55 Comments

The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.

Government to examine reducing times for alcohol sales - Tánaiste
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Government to examine reducing times for alcohol sales - Tánaiste

Jan 7th 2021, 3:33 PM 104,997 Views 131 Comments

Leo Vardakar says the government is looking at measures around the sale of alcohol.

'Fully-equipped bar' and 'significant amount of alcohol' found at suspected shebeen in Westport
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'Fully-equipped bar' and 'significant amount of alcohol' found at suspected shebeen in Westport

Jan 4th 2021, 10:52 PM 117,988 Views 101 Comments

During the course of a search, gardaí located a number of people on the premises consuming alcohol.

Poll: Are you taking part in Dry January?
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Poll: Are you taking part in Dry January?

Jan 2nd 2021, 10:27 AM 54,807 Views 62 Comments

Or is now just not the time for that?

Suspected Kildare shebeen complete with bar taps, pool table and log fire discovered on NYE
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Suspected Kildare shebeen complete with bar taps, pool table and log fire discovered on NYE

Jan 1st 2021, 12:26 PM 136,939 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say about 15 people were in the shed near Kildare Town when it was searched.

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
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South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million

Dec 28th 2020, 9:17 PM 37,050 Views 47 Comments

South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.

Quiz: How much do you know about pints?
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Quiz: How much do you know about pints?

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 71,415 Views 44 Comments

A pint’s a pound, the world around.

Vintners call for minimum unit pricing on off-licence sales 'to curb house party outbreaks'
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Vintners call for minimum unit pricing on off-licence sales 'to curb house party outbreaks'

Oct 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 28,802 Views 72 Comments

The VFI wants off-licence opening hours to be shortened and minimum pricing to be introduced.

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?
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Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?

Oct 8th 2020, 3:49 PM 18,962 Views 5 Comments

Pubs, restaurants and cafés in most of Scotland are to be barred from selling alcohol indoors for more than two weeks.

Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely
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Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely

Oct 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 19,255 Views 36 Comments

A minister has said it would risk “undermining the effectiveness” of minimum pricing if it’s not implemented at the same as Northern Ireland.

Over half of people have been drinking more frequently during the pandemic, new survey finds
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Over half of people have been drinking more frequently during the pandemic, new survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 21,474 Views 53 Comments

Published today, the latest edition of the Global Drugs Survey takes a look at how Covid-19 has changed our relationship with alcohol and drugs.

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
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More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,278 Views 8 Comments

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says
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Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 1:32 PM 207,299 Views 266 Comments

CEO Padraig Cribben said restrictions on the sale of alcohol from off licences and supermarkets should be considered.

Pricing survey finds weekly alcohol limit can be reached for under €8
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Pricing survey finds weekly alcohol limit can be reached for under €8

Aug 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 27,003 Views 83 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland has called on the government to introduce minimum unit pricing.

Number of drug-driving arrests in first half of 2020 was more than double the same period in 2019
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Number of drug-driving arrests in first half of 2020 was more than double the same period in 2019

Jul 30th 2020, 2:31 PM 12,360 Views 27 Comments

There was a total of 1,216 drug-driving arrests made in the first six months.

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
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7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,424 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink
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Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink

Jul 24th 2020, 7:47 AM 61,932 Views 82 Comments

Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising
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'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Jul 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 77,500 Views 74 Comments

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro
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Revenue seize drugs and alcohol worth almost half a million euro

Jun 25th 2020, 6:51 PM 17,275 Views 8 Comments

Officers at Rosslare Europort seized 13,000 litres of wine earlier this week.

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FSAI issues guidance on gin production following concerns that 'fake gin' is being sold

Jun 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 13,000 Views 4 Comments

There are around 50 different gin brands produced in Ireland, according to the FSAI.

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic
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Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 17,404 Views 50 Comments

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

500 sting operations carried out in two years at licensed premises to see if they'd sell to under-18s
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500 sting operations carried out in two years at licensed premises to see if they'd sell to under-18s

Jun 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 15,305 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí carried out 295 Test Purchases in 2018, 164 in 2019 and 84 so far this year.

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil
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'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Jun 11th 2020, 2:51 PM 83,869 Views 62 Comments

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in
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Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 9:19 AM 29,435 Views 73 Comments

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
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Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,000 Views 160 Comments

Have your say.

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
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Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'

May 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 27,398 Views 66 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
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'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,386 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza
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Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza

Jan 17th 2020, 7:44 PM 34,541 Views 25 Comments

Fines for offences will range from €6,000 to €600,000.

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
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'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,481 Views 31 Comments

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

Anxiety about going back to work might actually be 'alcohol withdrawal symptoms', claims expert
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Anxiety about going back to work might actually be 'alcohol withdrawal symptoms', claims expert

Dec 31st 2019, 1:23 PM 46,530 Views 60 Comments

Dr Wright also said Dry January may be simply an excuse to binge drink for the rest of the year.

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information
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Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Dec 27th 2019, 6:45 AM 41,113 Views 26 Comments

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach
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Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 137,766 Views 86 Comments

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
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'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,344 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?
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Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?

Dec 18th 2019, 9:07 AM 51,462 Views 151 Comments

“We do not want to encourage cross-border purchases of alcohol,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil.

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
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Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,782 Views 61 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'
# Global Drugs Survey 2020
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When was the last time you drank alcohol and then regretted it? Global Drugs Survey asks about our 'last big night out'

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,060 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is a partner of the GDS 2020 – you can participate here.

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
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Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

Nov 19th 2019, 12:27 PM 10,139 Views 12 Comments

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today
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New regulations to stop alcohol being advertised around children take effect from today

Nov 12th 2019, 7:20 AM 8,546 Views 21 Comments

Ireland has the third highest levels of adolescent binge drinking in the world.

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?
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Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?

Nov 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,425 Views 47 Comments

From Wednesday, there will be a ban on alcohol advertising within 200 metres of a school.

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