Drinking more than your liver can cope with means alcohol remains in your bloodstream and will continue to place a strain on the functions of your organs for several hours after you have stopped drinking.

The parties are over, the house is full of pine needles and the scales are tipping on the heavy side. While many of us threw caution to the wind when (...)

Professor Frank Murray, president of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, believes tackling the pricing and availability of alcohol is the most effective way to deal with overconsumption. Picture by Fergal Phillips.

The minimum price of a unit of alcohol should be the same as a litre of milk at €1, a liver specialist at Beaumont Hospital has recommended. Pr(...)

 At the  Royal College of Physicians of Ireland policy group on alcohol  public meeting  in  Kildare Street, Dublin, yesterday, were (from left) Prof Frank Murray, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dr Stephen Stewart, consultant hepatologist and director of the Centre for Liver Disease, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Supt Collette Quinn, director of the Garda juvenile diversion programme, Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and John Buckley, youth engagement officer at Spunout.ie.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The introduction of a minimum price for alcohol is the most effective way to reduce heavy drinking among young people, a public meeting organised by t(...)