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Almost 40% favour legalising cannabis for recreational use, over 90% in favour of medicinal use
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Almost 40% favour legalising cannabis for recreational use, over 90% in favour of medicinal use

47 minutes ago 1,446 Views 7 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shines a light on the nation’s views on legalising cannabis.

Late fade sees Seamus Power fall from contention at AT&T Byron Nelson
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Late fade sees Seamus Power fall from contention at AT&T Byron Nelson

1 hour ago 1,403 Views 2 Comments

The Waterford man rose to second place but a double bogey-bogey run on the back nine saw him finish in a tie for ninth.

AC Milan complicate Champions League fate with Cagliari stalemate
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AC Milan complicate Champions League fate with Cagliari stalemate

1 hour ago 1,668 Views 0 Comments

Their goalless draw with Cagliari hands Juventus somewhat of a reprieve in the top four race.

Lille wobble and Paris win to send Ligue Un title race to final weekend
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Lille wobble and Paris win to send Ligue Un title race to final weekend

2 hours ago 2,382 Views 0 Comments

Lille must win on the final weekend to list the title after they were held by Saint Etienne.

Chelsea thrashed by brilliant Barcelona in Women’s Champions League final
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# Femení Fenómeno

Chelsea thrashed by brilliant Barcelona in Women’s Champions League final

2 hours ago 3,365 Views 0 Comments

Emma Hayes’ side were outclassed and 4-0 down at half-time in Gothenburg.

Quiz: How well do you know these European capital cities?
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Quiz: How well do you know these European capital cities?

2 hours ago 27,268 Views 16 Comments

Test yourself.

Dortmund secure Champions League spot with sixth-straight Bundesliga win
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Dortmund secure Champions League spot with sixth-straight Bundesliga win

3 hours ago 2,425 Views 4 Comments

The club’s hopes of hanging on to Erling Haaland have received a significant boost.

‘It is impossible to play without him’ – Koeman hopes Messi hasn't played final game at Camp Nou
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# A Nou Hope

‘It is impossible to play without him’ – Koeman hopes Messi hasn't played final game at Camp Nou

3 hours ago 4,462 Views 1 Comment

Messi’s contract expires at the end of the season, and today Barcelona’s title challenge was officially ended.

Teenager Jebbinson makes history as Sheffield United win away to awful Everton
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Teenager Jebbinson makes history as Sheffield United win away to awful Everton

3 hours ago 5,082 Views 5 Comments

Carlo Ancelotti’s side look likely to miss out on European football after a ninth home defeat of the season.

John Kiely launches attack on GAA over rules and accuses Galway of simulation
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# A Kiely Donnybrook

John Kiely launches attack on GAA over rules and accuses Galway of simulation

4 hours ago 38,422 Views 83 Comments

The Limerick boss was holding little back in the aftermath of his side’s defeat.

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
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Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

May 5th 2021, 2:25 PM 13,427 Views 54 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?
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Poll: Have you drunk more, or less, during the pandemic?

Apr 15th 2021, 8:36 AM 50,197 Views 74 Comments

Research found that every person over the age of 15 in Ireland drinks, on average, more than 10 litres of alcohol per year.

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
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People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 39,434 Views 102 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

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 51,053 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 13,428 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 87,430 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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# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,181 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 27,781 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 18,492 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 137,879 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 38,363 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 10,144 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 32,815 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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# Your Say

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

May 9th 2019, 8:12 AM 31,049 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 16,983 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 44,073 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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# Your Say

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:44 PM 38,893 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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# The Cure

5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world

Jan 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 6,850 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

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

Dec 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 6,428 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 32,728 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 7,980 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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# Jars

What age were you when you started drinking?

Nov 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 9,470 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 24,947 Views 66 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 11,832 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 28,393 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 46,617 Views 65 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 8,636 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 28,070 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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# Turmoil

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 16,435 Views 42 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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# Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,794 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 9,112 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 19,243 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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# All The Wine

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

Dec 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,197 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 30,401 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 81,750 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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# Nursing A Glass

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

Oct 4th 2017, 1:01 PM 28,908 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 19,324 Views 26 Comments

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

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