Dearbháil Kent: ’Everyone wants a Trinder post to be about them, but why?’

It’s a Tuesday morning. As I enter the arts block with an impending hangover that will probably send me reeling later, I pause to do what every other (...)

BBC journalist Fergal Keane spoke of the devastating impact his father’s alcoholism had on him as a child, and into adulthood. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents who regularly drink three or more drinks a day could be “unwittingly” abusing their children, a HSE addiction specialist has warned. Marion (...)

The new Bill’s proposals have drawn international attention Photograph: Getty

In the war that is the controversial public health legislation on alcohol, the next big battle is cancer warnings on drinks labels. The skirmishes hav(...)

The Irish consumer can spend as little as 50 cent for beer and cider while the price of a single standard gin drink is 60 cent, according to a pricing survey by Alcohol Action Ireland.

Alcohol in Ireland now costs so little that a woman can consume enough to damage her health by spending just €5.50 a week while a “fatal” amount can b(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

Ryanair made the ‘booze ban’ call after a group of Irish-based holidaymakers forced an Ibiza-bound  flight from Dublin to divert to Paris on Saturday morning. Photograph: Tony Gentile/ Reuters

Ryanair’s call for an early morning booze ban at airports has been labelled “highly draconian” by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). The airline ma(...)

An image featured in a tweet from Ryanair aimed at Leaving Cert students.

Ryanair has brushed off criticism that a “reckless” tweet posted by its social media team aimed at both Leaving Cert and A-Level students was promotin(...)

Heavy drinking costs others some €873m annually, a new HSE study has found.

Heavy drinking has a “clearly substantial” impact on family, friends, colleagues and strangers, and costs others some €873 million annually, a new stu(...)

The Irish Wine Association  says the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will effectively require producers to put an “Irish only” label for products sold in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

A measure to put health labelling on alcohol products will have a “devastating effect on Ireland’s wine importers” and will “increase business costs s(...)

Saved by the belligerent: Fionn Davenport’s  arid discussion of the Russian revolution on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday) was enlivened by anti-communist firebrand Peter Hitchens.

Comedy, the saying goes, is tragedy plus time. The veracity of this proposition is one of the issues on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday), in a spe(...)

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