Parents with children who are expecting their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday should talk to their offspring about the risks associated with alcohol(...)

One-third of women said they were surprised at how many units they had consumed when they added them up for the survey. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Almost half of all women who completed an online survey for The Irish Times admitted to binge drinking in the past seven days. About 45 per cen(...)

Suzanne Costello chief executive of Alcohol Action Ireland: ‘Like most systems of self-regulation in Ireland, the alcohol industry’s codes have proven to be wholly ineffective and has done nothing to protect the young and vulnerable members of our society from alcohol harm.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An opportunity to make a major difference to the health of future generations will be spurned by failure to tackle alcohol marketing, the Joint Commit(...)

Kathryn D’Arcy, director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland:   “Average per adult consumption is now over 25 per cent lower than the peak of 2001.  We are consuming alcohol at pre-1990 levels and are fast approaching EU norms.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland remains one of the worst countries in the world for binge drinking, although overall consumption rates are falling, according to a report b(...)

Jonny Byrne (19): well-known local hurler and footballer and a member of the Naomh Bríd Hurling Club and Leighlinbridge GFC.

There has been widespread condemnation of the “Neknominations”drinking challenge following the death of a young Carlow man who took part in the activ(...)

Beer in an off-licence

Alcohol Action Ireland has welcomed Government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol to correct what it describes as a lengthy period of se(...)