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Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?
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Poll: Are you trying to drink less alcohol this year?

Jan 25th 2021, 9:47 AM 50,979 Views 56 Comments

Survey results indicate that Irish people were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
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Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows

Nov 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 13,181 Views 26 Comments

The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.

'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 84,197 Views 62 Comments

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

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 52,013 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 27,478 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.

'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 18,486 Views 31 Comments

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

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 137,846 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 38,350 Views 69 Comments

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

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 10,142 Views 12 Comments

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

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
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The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,789 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?
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Poll: Should the legal drinking age be raised to 20?

May 9th 2019, 8:12 AM 30,883 Views 94 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone has called on Ireland to adopt the Icelandic model to combat the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase
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Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

May 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,625 Views 38 Comments

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

Labour MP Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train
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Labour MP Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train

Apr 20th 2019, 1:02 PM 44,061 Views 59 Comments

Drinking alcohol on the TFL network has been illegal since 2008.

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:44 PM 38,845 Views 81 Comments

Shane Ross says he favous reducing the tax on them.

5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world
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5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world

Jan 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 6,844 Views 1 Comment

Feeling a little tender this morning?

Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?
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Dear Fifi: We're all worried about our housemate's drinking - but what can we do?

Dec 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 6,296 Views 1 Comment

To help answer, this week Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:00 PM 32,726 Views 58 Comments

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

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
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Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'

Nov 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,966 Views 26 Comments

A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.

What age were you when you started drinking?
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What age were you when you started drinking?

Nov 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 9,469 Views 3 Comments

Did you wait until you were of legal age?

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

Sep 27th 2018, 3:25 PM 24,881 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 11,830 Views 26 Comments

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
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Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Aug 30th 2018, 2:31 PM 28,389 Views 24 Comments

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer
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'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer

Jul 14th 2018, 10:00 PM 46,559 Views 66 Comments

It can be challenging out there for craft breweries – we spoke to two about how they make it work.

People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study
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People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study

Jun 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 19,112 Views 23 Comments

The lead author of the study said the findings could be explained by health problems leading to people abstaining from drink.

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments
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Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

May 29th 2018, 1:19 PM 8,631 Views 24 Comments

The study found Saturday night and Sunday morning to be the busiest times and that most patients with alcohol-related presentations were male.

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
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So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

May 25th 2018, 2:41 PM 27,981 Views 56 Comments

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking?
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Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking?

Apr 16th 2018, 9:40 PM 29,811 Views 31 Comments

A new HSE study revealed some interesting trends.

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5
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Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Apr 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,130 Views 44 Comments

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
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Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,793 Views 39 Comments

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
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One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,111 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
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These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,241 Views 11 Comments

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking
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Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

Dec 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,196 Views 65 Comments

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the past 300 years.

'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'
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'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'

Dec 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 30,395 Views 49 Comments

It should go without saying that it is a very, very bad idea to knock back twelve drinks in a row, writes Eunan McKinney.

Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol
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Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol

Nov 1st 2017, 10:34 AM 81,741 Views 49 Comments

While doing so, he is encouraged by off-camera men.

Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered
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Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered

Oct 4th 2017, 1:01 PM 28,485 Views 13 Comments

There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
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Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

Sep 5th 2017, 9:17 AM 19,322 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says
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11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

Aug 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,576 Views 12 Comments

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'
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Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

Aug 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 58,033 Views 55 Comments

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says
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Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

Jun 7th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,088 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

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