Our unenviable reputation as a nation of big drinkers is challenged by a new survey which shows Irish teens have reduced their weekly alcohol intake dramatically.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2018
Ireland has seen one of the biggest falls in teenage drinking compared to the rest of Europe.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2018
Dublin has the fewest pubs in the country per head of population, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
Teenagers who drink a lot of alcohol dramatically increase their risk of deadly prostate cancer later in life, research suggests.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2018
There is a call to delay the age at which young people drink alcohol.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
Alcohol has become a hazard to health and productivity in the workplace with a study showing one in seven workers suffered in the past year because of a colleague’s drinking.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Ireland’s drinking habit has become almost €1bn-a-year headache, with vast sums of money lost on caring for problem drinkers, cleaning up after their mistakes, covering for them at work, and taking over their child-rearing responsibilities.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Good Friday is expected to generate over €40m in sales for pubs throughout the country.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Senior gardaí and medics have called for increased parental supervision around teenage discos after a dozen drunk children — three of whom were unconscious and had to be hospitalised — arrived at an underage alcohol-free disco in West Cork.
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018
Cork has the highest number of pubs in the country with nearly 1,000 licenced premises, while Mayo has a pub for every 323 people, a new report has found.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
Punters can now enjoy a legal Good Friday drink in their local pub as politicians finally lifted a controversial ban after 91 years.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
It’s a time of year when many us of decide to quit alcohol. Here, reveals the 12 things she’s learned in 12 years of not drinking.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Businesses and Gardaí need to come together in a bid to manage the so-called 12 Pubs of Barrack St during the festive season.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
A boil water notice was issued in a small Waterford town after slurry was detected in the drinking water supply.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2017
Twice as many people are drinking at home, than in a pub setting according to research carried out by Drinkaware.ie.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
A recent survey conducted by iReach Insights shows that 57% of adults think far too much alcohol is consumed on St Patrick's Day.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
The legal drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to cut alcohol-related accidents, councils and fire authorities have urged.
Sat, 04 Mar, 2017
Irish people drank an average of 5% more alcohol last year than the previous year, according to an analysis of official figures by Alcohol Action Ireland.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2017
The amount of alcohol Irish people consume increased by almost 5% last year.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017
Vicky Kavanagh finally realised her drinking was a problem after she passed out drunk in a field and was rescued by a friend.
Sun, 08 Jan, 2017
There are an estimated 1,000 deaths attributed to alcohol each year in Ireland.
Sun, 01 Jan, 2017
A survey of third-level students has found there are four distinct type of drinkers.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
A campaign is to be put into action aimed at reducing rowdiness outside nightclubs and at the same time delivering a road safety message over the festive period.
Sun, 11 Dec, 2016
Wed, 26 Oct, 2016
Irish drinkers consumed an average of 11 litres of pure alcohol in 2014.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
Eleven European countries have raised objections at EU level about Ireland's plans for health warnings on alcohol products.
Sun, 29 May, 2016
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Alcohol Action Ireland has said the next government will have to prioritise tackling Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, after a new report revealed the extent of drinking among teenagers.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
A third of secondary school children have engaged in binge drinking in the past month, including almost a quarter of teens aged 13 to 15. A new study on youth drinking and the impact of marketing on their alcohol habits also found almost three-quarters of the 686 teenagers surveyed said they intended to drink when they reach 18.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
It is claimed the Australian accent may have developed as a result of the country's early settlers drinking heavily.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of revellers have partied at the soggy finale of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
Whisper it quietly, but there is no cure for a hangover.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
With research showing a link between light alcohol consumption and cancer, everyone should reflect on their level of drinking and consider reducing it, a liver expert has advised.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
People who engage in light or moderate drinking every day are at an increased risk of cancer, a study has found.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
Don’t forget the risks of excessive alcohol, warns Lisa Salmon
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
Should you clink glasses? Buy rounds? Make eye contact? It's a minefield out there.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
Ireland’s reputation for heavy drinking is “well deserved”, with an international survey finding we have the highest number of people seeking medical treatment after drinking.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2015
They would be friends you should NEVER listen to.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
Today, the Cork native - who has no social media presence - took to his fiancee Mara Lane's Instagram account to break his silence and apologise for his behaviour.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
Diageo came up with a brilliant idea: use the 250th anniversary of the founding of Guinness to market their products. It was so successful that ‘Arthur’s Day’ became an annual event perhaps as significant in our calendars as St Patrick’s Day.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
Diageo-funded campaign should be wound up and legislators need, for once, to put health of citizens ahead of interests of drinks industry, says .
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
Most drinkers tend to see alcohol problems as really someone else’s, unless, maybe, they are victims of another person’s actions.
Tue, 24 Jun, 2014