Have an alcohol problem? Neither does 97% of Irish people

Drinking to excess, smoking, lack of exercise and poor nutrition exposed in latest survey

Just 8% of us would like to cut down on the amount of alcohol we drink, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey. Photograph: Getty Images

Just 8% of us would like to cut down on the amount of alcohol we drink, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey. Photograph: Getty Images

Just 3 per cent of Irish people regard themselves as heavy drinkers, a new survey shows.

Some 97 per cent of the Irish population regard themselves as teetotal, light or moderate drinkers though almost one in three binge drink regularly, according to a national health survey.

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