Jonny Byrne (19): well-known local hurler and footballer and a member of the Naomh Bríd Hurling Club and Leighlinbridge GFC.

There has been widespread condemnation of the “Neknominations”drinking challenge following the death of a young Carlow man who took part in the activ(...)

Copper Face Jacks nightclub, Harcourt Street, Dublin, showing Camden Place where the crowd surge took place.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The condition of a young woman injured during a crowd surge outside Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks has improved, changing from critical to stable.(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)

Celebrating Arthur’s Day in Dublin last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The body representing Irish third-level students has withdrawn from the DrinkAware campaign, citing concerns over its ties to the alcohol industry and(...)

Prof Aiden McCormack of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology accused the alcohol industry of a “conflict of interest” in promoting moderation while at the same time trying to sell product. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The alcohol industry’s efforts to curb excessive drinking are ”a joke” and actually encourage greater consumption, leading doctors have claimed(...)