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(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

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(...)

The Irish Wine Association  says the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will effectively require producers to put an “Irish only” label for products sold in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

A measure to put health labelling on alcohol products will have a “devastating effect on Ireland’s wine importers” and will “increase business costs s(...)

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(...)

The Health Service Executive has suggested parents participate in the celebration this year by organising alcohol-free events. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Parents are being asked to take steps to ensure their teenage children celebrate their Junior Certificate exam results safely and are aware of the dan(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland said social media posts from night clubs and bars this week highlights the widespread use of drink promotions. Photograph: iStock

A lack of regulation for drinks deals in nightclubs has been criticised ahead of the release of the Leaving Cert results on Wednesday. Alcohol Actio(...)

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(...)

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