Facing up to the demons of drink

Preventing the sale of ultra-cheap alcohol will cut harmful consumption

15th February, 2015
Facing up to the demons of drink
Leo Varadkar.

We need to face up to alcohol abuse. Most Irish adults drink too much, and many drink dangerously. This has a massive impact on ill health, obesity, and cancer. It drives up health service costs, causes public order offences, child abuse and sexual assaults. Numerous crimes are alcohol-related so it puts a burden on gardaí and the courts system.

Alcohol causes road traffic collisions, workplace injuries, and absenteeism at work, which costs the economy....

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