Ann Dowsett Johnston,  best-selling author of ‘Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol’, says: “Alcohol is dirt cheap here. It is astonishing how cheap it is.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“How did we get here? How did we get from having cups of tea to slamming tequila shots at the bar,” Katherine Brown, director of the Institute of Alco(...)

British and Irish gastroenterologists have warned of a worsening alcohol-related crisis in healthcare and said they wanted to see better investment in hospital and community based treatment services. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The Irish Society of Gastroenterology has called on the Government to introduce a 1 per cent levy on alcohol advertising and sponsorship expend(...)