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#Alcohol

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink Drink Responsibly

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink

Wine consumption decreased last year, but still represents around a quarter of all alcohol consumed.

From TheJournal.ie Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience Chemsex

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth Research

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

From TheJournal.ie 'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí raid cigarette and alcohol processing plant in Louth Knockbridge

Gardaí raid cigarette and alcohol processing plant in Louth

This factory had the capability of producing cigarettes and alcohol with an estimated loss of €25 million euro to the exchequer.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

From TheJournal.ie Most Dublin pubs expect to grow in 2019 as gin trend continues, but they're worried about Brexit Cheers

Most Dublin pubs expect to grow in 2019 as gin trend continues, but they're worried about Brexit

Publicans are also concerned about the impact of the recent increase in VAT.

From TheJournal.ie People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

From TheJournal.ie 17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year Drink Driving

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Poll

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

From TheJournal.ie 'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Drink Driving

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?

Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.

From TheJournal.ie Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax VAT

Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax

The minister for finance said reducing VAT on non-alcoholic beverages would be “difficult to administer”.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed Teaching Council

Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed

The relevant allegations, which the teacher denies, include sexual assault, providing drugs and alcohol, and emotional abuse.

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.

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