Irish people drinking less alcohol, figures show

Irish people drinking less alcohol, figures show

Irish people are now drinking less alcohol than in previous years, according to new provisional figures from Revenue.

The amount of alcohol people in Ireland drank last year dropped by more than 2% when compared with 2018.

Revenue's provisional statistics show beer sales suffered a 2% drop, while cider sales were down just under 2%.

However, Ireland's alcohol consumption remains high at almost 11 litres per capita.

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