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 €(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Almost 57,000 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in the State between 2009 and 2015, new statistics state. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters.

Almost 57,000 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in the State between 2009 and 2015, new statistics state. The study by the Health Research Bo(...)