May, 2014

‘Drunken Irish’ label still a reality

The Government is being urged to introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as quickly as possible, after an international report found that Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world. From irishehalth.com The report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found… Full Story»

May, 2014

Almost 40% of Irish adults engage in binge drinking

Ireland remains one of the worst countries in the world for binge drinking, although overall consumption rates are falling, according to a report by the World Health Organisation. From The Irish Times Two-thirds of Irish male drinkers and one-third of women engaged in “heavy episodic… Full Story»

March, 2014

Charity warns women of the dangers of drinking while pregnant

There is no “safe” amount of alcohol for women to drink during pregnancy, a charity has warned. From the Irish Mirror Experts have differed over the years with some suggesting very moderate boozing does no harm to unborn babies. But Catherine Keane, Policy and Advocacy… Full Story»

March, 2014

Minimum alcohol pricing ‘lowers crime’

Minimum alcohol pricing would reduce drink-fuelled crime in Ireland and save a life every day, an addiction expert has claimed. From the Irish Examiner Tim Stockwell of the University of Victoria in Canada told a meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence, and Equality… Full Story»