The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland said the Bill could “lay the foundations for a new relationship with alcohol in Ireland”, and specified that minimum unit pricing will increase the cost of affected products in off-licences and supermarkets by about €1.20 per month for “low-risk” drinkers. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Government’s Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been met with broad acclaim by campaign groups, but drinks industry representatives say it will serv(...)

On foot of the research, Alcohol Action Ireland is calling for legislation to regulate the sector.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The majority of Irish children are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising and marketing by drinks companies, a new study has found. Alcohol Actio(...)

Donegal minor captain Niall Harley lifts the Fr Murray Cup after their Ulster final victory over Armagh at Clones. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Donegal 2-12 Armagh 0-10 Donegal minors clinched the first part of an historic provincial double with an emphatic victory over Armagh in the Ulster fi(...)


The official flag of the Heineken Cup rugby union match Clermont Auvergne vs. Saracens is pictured on the pitch of the Marcel Michelin stadium on October 9, 2010 in Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read 
Rugby’s Heineken Cup is called the H Cup in France due to restrictions on alcohol sponsorship. Photograph: 
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Government Ministers remain deadlocked over banning alcohol sponsorship in sport, with those pushing for the move being told they will have to come up(...)

It is understood that several Ministers, including Minister for Transport and Sport Leo Varadkar, set out detailed arguments against the draft memorandum on banning alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Department of Health proposal to ban alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events has been questioned by other departments in their formal respon(...)