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#neknomination

9 terrible memes that were born and (thankfully) died in 2014

2014: The year of the internet craze.

Idiot drinks entire bottle of whiskey in 15 seconds in potentially fatal stunt

Doctors are warning people not to try and recreate the viral video. Please don’t.

From TheJournal.ie Man fined for swallowing his goldfish in Neknomination video Prosecuted

Man fined for swallowing his goldfish in Neknomination video

The RSPCA said eating a live animal and posting a video of it online for entertainment is unacceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination Harmful

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination

The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland Harmful

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie TD: Watching neknominations clip was "one of the most disturbing experiences of my life" Dangerous Game

TD: Watching neknominations clip was "one of the most disturbing experiences of my life"

Derek Keating asked for an ‘emergency intervention’ to crack down on the social media craze. He was told that would be “simply impossible”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin company starts random acts of kindness...nominations RAKnomination

Dublin company starts random acts of kindness...nominations

One Dublin company decided to give out food to the homeless and are asking others come up with other ways to help people.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools Childhood Obesity

Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools

Frances Fitzgerald said that schools should “move in the direction” of health foods but admitted that some schools have vending machine contracts in place.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Online mobs, crazes and trolls... welcome to the online disinhibition effect Virtual Reality

Column: Online mobs, crazes and trolls... welcome to the online disinhibition effect

Many people are ill-equipped to deal with what accompanies an online presence – like anonymity or the effect of the online mob. So blaming social media for crazes detracts from the root cause of the issue, writes Darragh Coakely.

From TheJournal.ie Neknomination highlights need for stricter European control of sites like Facebook Moderation

Neknomination highlights need for stricter European control of sites like Facebook

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly said sites should be obliged to remove content that will have a negative effect on people’s health and European legislation could be the way to do it.

From TheJournal.ie Man who met Ross Cummins on night he died raises money for alcohol charity Tragedy

Man who met Ross Cummins on night he died raises money for alcohol charity

“I was just really upset that a young life like that could just be gone,” the 25-year-old told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin another stormy day…

From TheJournal.ie ‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’ Binge Drinking

‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’

There has been widespread condemnation of the drinking game that is popular on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace Backlash

Turning a negative to a positive: Alternatives to neknominate gather pace

The hashtag #RAKnomination was trending on Twitter in Ireland this afternoon.

Irish lad starts campaign for 'fitnominations' to replace neknominations

And he’s called out UFC fighter Conor McGregor…

From TheJournal.ie Neknominations "will lead to more deaths" Binge Drinking

Neknominations "will lead to more deaths"

The Taoiseach, a judge and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland all warned against the social media craze.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations Dangerous Drinking

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze Binge Drinking

‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze

The game which involves nominating friends to ‘down’ pints while videoing themselves has reached Irish social media. An alcohol awareness group says it promotes binge drinking.