Report highlights ‘harmful’ drinking patterns of Irish people

Report highlights ‘harmful’ drinking patterns of Irish people

Irish drinkers consumed an average of 11 litres of pure alcohol in 2014.

That is the equivalent of 29 litres of vodka, 116 bottles of wine or 445 pints of beer.

A new report from the Health Research Board has said its not just what Irish people drink, but how we drink that causes the most harm.

Dr Graham Love Chief Executive at the Health Research Board has said the report highlights how harmful Irish peoples’ drinking patterns are for their health.

“This report clearly illustrates how Irish peoples’ drinking patterns are harming their health, increasing public health care costs and negatively impacting productivity,” said Dr Love.

“To give you a flavour, in 2013 alcohol consumption was responsible for three deaths every day, resulted in 17,120 discharges from hospital and absorbed one in every €10 spent on public health care.”

You can read the report in full here.


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