Advertisement

''Obviously drink is a massively important element of Irish culture''

Ireland is one of only two countries in Europe that didn’t reduce its alcohol consumption durin...

Share this article

16.29 10 Jun 2021


''Obviously drink is a massively important element of Irish culture''


Listen to this episode


Share this article

16.29 10 Jun 2021


Ireland is one of only two countries in Europe that didn’t reduce its alcohol consumption during the first lockdown. 

A new study in the Addiction Journal found that Ireland’s alcohol consumption stayed the same, even though pubs and restaurants were closed, while in the UK, alcohol consumption increased. 

Should we be surprised by the fact that we still managed to drink the same amount, just at home? 

Prof Frank Murray, Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Prof Mary P Corcoran, of the Sociology dept at Maynooth University, joined Kieran on the Hard Shoulder to discuss.

Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify.

    

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.

   

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Read more about

Alcohol Beer Drinking Drinking Habits Ireland Wine

Related Episodes

Disaster Tourism

00:10:00

Disaster Tourism

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:10:00


Eoghan Corry answers listener...

00:13:00

Eoghan Corry answers listener airport issues

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:13:00


In Our Defence:Casamitjana v L...

00:11:00

In Our Defence:Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:11:00


Are Real Madrid returning to t...

00:33:05

Are Real Madrid returning to the top? | Raiola’s legacy | How successful will Haaland be at City? | GRAHAM HUNTER

OTB Football

00:33:05