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[thejournal.ie] Sober Ireland: What’s it like to not drink in Ireland? (30 Jun 2014)

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This week, Ireland will spend €50 million on alcohol.

In towns and cities across the country, pubs, clubs and music venues will have queues three and four deep at their bars and, inevitably, people will get drunk.

Some of this drinking will put people in hospital. It will lead to fights, possible road accidents and maybe even deaths.

Amid all of this, will be the minority. Those who go out at the weekend and don’t drink anything stronger than a Red Bull.

But, what is their life like? What’s it like to go out in Ireland and stay sober? How bearable is it?

A study from the Health Research Board last week said that 21% of Irish people hadn’t taken a drink in the last year, so there are more teetotallers than many people realise.


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