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[Alcohol Action Ireland] Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us - Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan writes in thejournal.ie. (10 Aug 2011)

External website: http://alcoholireland.ie/2011/the-journalie-our-%E...

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture - it allows us to speculate about how we drink and why we drink, without ever actually doing anything about it.

We can engage in romantic notions of the dark Celtic soul, or question if as a nation we just have an addictive personality. In the meantime, one person dies every seven hours from an alcohol-related cause. Alcohol is the biggest killer of young people in Ireland and 100,000 kids - enough to fill Croke Park and then some - are impacted by their parents’ drinking.....

 

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