Once the law is introduced the cheapest bottle of wine will cost €7.75 compared to €3.99 today. A 700ml bottle of supermarket gin or vodka, which can  currently be bought for about €13, will cost at least €20.71.  File Photograph: Rui Vieira

Don’t tell me the price of the pint is rising? Well, yes and no – mainly no, though. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet o(...)

The data for the year 2020 highlights the extraordinary shift that has taken place among Ireland’s drinking population. Photograph: iStock

An “ocean of alcohol” has been pouring into Irish homes since the start of the Covid-19 crisis with official data showing wine sales for home consumpt(...)

Fiona Ryan, head of the Irish domestic abuse charity Sonas, has been appointed the first permanent Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childho(...)

A report shows the Irish consumer can spend as little as 44 cent for a standard drink of cider and 52 cent for a standard beer, with a standard drink of wine costing as little as 59 cent. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has been accused of “inertia” over its failure to enact legislation to stop retailers using the lure of cheap alcohol to drive footfall(...)

Customers are not staying away because drink is too expensive. Photograph: iStock

Anti-drink campaigners were quick out of the blocks this week to denounce tax cut campaigns by parts of the hospitality industry. Alcohol Action Irela(...)

Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

The lobbyists also had 36 separate meetings with Ministers of State across all portfolios. Photograph: iStock

Drinks industry lobbyists met Government ministers, senior officials and Oireachtas members more than 350 times the year the Dáil debated legislation (...)

If you’re ‘dying for a drink’ don’t assume that you’re going to feel that way for the whole day, evening or month. Cravings come and go.

If you gave up alcohol for January you might by now be at the stage where the mention of “wine o’clock” or the arrival of Friday evening brings a twin(...)

The cost of alcohol has fallen to such a level that women can now hit their weekly alcohol consumption limit by spending under €5, according to a new report.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The cost of alcohol in Irish off-licences has fallen to such a level that women can now hit their weekly alcohol consumption limit by spending under €(...)

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 (...)

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