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Ipsos MRBI. (2017) Healthy Ireland survey 2017 summary of findings. Dublin: Government Publications.

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This report provides an overview of results from the third wave of the Healthy Ireland Survey, an annual interviewer administered face-to-face survey commissioned by the Department of Health.


The third wave consists of 7,487 interviews conducted with a representative sample of the population aged 15 and older living in Ireland



  • Three-quarters have drunk alcohol in the past year, with over half (54%) of drinkers drinking at least once a week
  • 39% of drinkers indicate that they drink six or more standard drinks (binge drinking) on a typical drinking occasion
  • 19% of drinkers indicate that during the past 12 months they have had feelings of guilt or remorse after drinking
  • 10% of drinkers have failed to do what was normally expected from them in the past 12 months because of drinking

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