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[thejournal.ie] Over 20 children were treated for alcohol poisoning in one Dublin hospital last year. (02 Mar 2015)

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Over 100 children under the age of 17 were treated for acute alcohol intoxication, or alcohol poisoning, in Temple Street Children’s Hospital over the last three years.

Figures released by Temple Street Children’s University Hospital show that they saw 22 under-16s present last year, with one as young as 12. Five in the last three years were as young as 12 and one was 11.

2014 saw 16 girls under the age of 16 need treatment after drinking, compared to six boys. Over 70 of the overall figure of 114 since 2012 were girls.

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