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Houghton, Frank and McInerney, Derek (2020) Media coverage of major sporting events: alcohol, crowd shots and the Rugby World Cup 2019. Irish Journal of Medical Science , Early online .


Ireland has a particularly problematic relationship with alcohol. Evidence of this can be seen in per capita alcohol consumption here. It must be noted that, excessive though such population-based averages are, they are actually a significant underestimation of the actual extent of Ireland’s alcohol issues as 20.6% of Irish adults are teetotal. Therefore, amended per capita calculations of alcohol consumption for Ireland indicate that in 2015, adults drank on average the equivalent of 46 bottles of spirits. ‘Binge’ drinking is a major issue in Ireland. Research from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Ireland was the second worst out of 194 countries in binge drinking.

Item Type:Article
Date:2020
Publisher:Springer
Volume:Early online
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption > Binge / risky drinking
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Sports based prevention
N Communication, information and education > Message / Language (portrayal of substance use) > Portrayal of substance use in the media
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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