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Facing up to the demons of drink

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

15th February, 2015
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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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