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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study Drinking

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments Drinking

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

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

From TheJournal.ie So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors' Gp Conference

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Evening Poll: Do you think it's okay to cover for a co-worker because of their drinking? Turmoil This post contains a poll

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

A new HSE study revealed some interesting trends.

From TheJournal.ie Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5 Cutting Back

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

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

From TheJournal.ie One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving Driving Ban

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

From TheJournal.ie Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking All The Wine

Growing size of wine glasses contributing to rising levels of drinking

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating video which appears to show child being encouraged to drink alcohol Investigation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered Nursing A Glass

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

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

From TheJournal.ie 11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says All In The Mind

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says Memory Problems

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': Gardaí to target teenage drinking in summertime crackdown Baywatch

'Enough is enough': Gardaí to target teenage drinking in summertime crackdown

Operation Irene was such a success last year that it is to be implemented again from 1 June.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives? All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

13 deadly 2-for-1 cocktail deals available in Dublin

Bookmark this for your next night out.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink Alcohol

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink

A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can celebrate without getting drunk': Pioneers release St Patrick's Day message National Holiday

'We can celebrate without getting drunk': Pioneers release St Patrick's Day message

Ireland’s national holiday is often synonymous with drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture Binge Drinking

Most Irish people think drinking to excess is part of our culture

However, many are now beginning to see the health implications of alcohol misuse.

12 Things You'll Know If You Learned How to Drink in a Field

It’s a rite of passage.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you having a dry January? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you having a dry January?

Many people view the new year as the right time to start a health kick.

From TheJournal.ie Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day Roads

Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day

There have been two fatalities over the past seven days.

Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Drink of Choice?

We think we can.

19 little things every girl has done while tipsy

“CAN YOU TURN IT UP PLEASE MR TAXI MAN.”

From TheJournal.ie Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone Limerick

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

20 milestones of every two-day hangover

If you’ve experienced one, you will know.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

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