Irish Booze Habits As Harmfully Epic As Ever


Irish drinking culture remains as prevalent as ever even after dry January and other initiatives.

Irish people drank an average of 11 litres of alcohol each last year – the equivalent of 130 bottles of wine or 46 bottles of vodka or 500 pints of beer.

Figures from Revenue show our intake of spirits has increased by 21% in the last 5 years.

Alcohol Action Ireland says the figures show we have a long way to go to bring our drinking patterns into a low risk category.

Eunan McKinney from Alcohol Action Ireland believes our drinking culture comes at a huge cost:

“We continue to see 1000 deaths a year and more related to alcohol”, he said.

He also said that “At least 11% of our health budget each year is spent on alcohol related illnesses”.