Joe Barry

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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(...)

LVA chief executive Donall O’Keefe said it is ‘unacceptable’ that  people are allowed to drink alcohol on streets. File photograph: iStock

Further restrictions on reopenings may be imposed if businesses continue to flaunt social distancing guidelines, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee ha(...)

The mostly unchallenged rush to reopen pubs is a grim reflection on our priorities. Covid-19 is far from in abeyance globally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tony Holohan declaring that eating a packet of peanuts with your pint does not make it a meal was the moment we hit peak 2020; the most surreal interl(...)

Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan (16) from Coláiste Choilm, Cork, whose project won them this year’s title of BT Young Scientists of the Year.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography 2020

Two transition-year students from Co Cork have won the overall prize in the 2020 BT Young Scientists & Technology Exhibition for groundbreaking re(...)

Emma Kinsella: After the birth of her son, ‘things just spiralled out of control very, very quickly’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Emma Kinsella didn’t think she really had a drinking problem in her 20s and, being able to stop as soon as she found out she was pregnant, convinced h(...)

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(...)

1984 - 1/03/1984 - page 1 - A young girl who took part in the anti-drugs march in Dublin yesterday.  Photograph: Kevin McMahon  / THE IRISH TIMES   . . . neg no 84/2/288

In 1982, Christy Burke, then a self-described IRA activist, was approached by Father Jim Smyth, a Jesuit priest, who lived in the Hardwicke Street fla(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

BT Young Scientist: find an innovative idea with a tight focus, for a spot at the RDS. Photograph: Colm Mahady

The deadline for applying for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is September 29th. Last year there were more than 2,000 entries fo(...)

A batch of typical ecstasy pills stamped with Mitsubishi and love heart logos.

The tragic death of drama student Ana Hick, who is reported to have taken ecstasy before collapsing outside a Dublin nightclub on Saturday night, has (...)

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