Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally and its popularity is growing with young people

Young people who take cannabis regularly are over 60 per cent less likely to finish school or get a degree compared with those who have never used (...)

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Darren Balfe reaches under the sink and takes out a cornflakes box. From it he produces a plastic bag containing a nearly empty plastic bottle with(...)

Considerable progress has been made in dealing with issues of overcrowding, drug abuse and violence within the prison system. Reports from visiting co(...)

 Minister of State Alex White: expressed his concerns about a 30 per cent increase in ambulance call-outs during the event last year.  Photograph: David Sleator

Diageo, the multinational drinks company behind Arthur’s Day, had invented the event as “a pseudo-national holiday” to market its products, particular(...)

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(...)

Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with Alcohol Action Ireland: it was with “typical arrogance” that the alcohol industry, “and those in receipt of its money”, had demanded evidence be provided that proved sponsorship promotes consumption. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sporting bodies are “very much in the alcohol industry’s pocket”, an Oireachtas committee was told yesterday. Prof Joe B(...)