Nail alcohol testing

Nail alcohol testing

The process of nail alcohol testing is similar to hair testing for assessing long-term alcohol misuse. The two techniques are similar in that both nails and hair are made from the fibrous protein keratin. As the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels...
Teen alcohol consumption is cause for concern

Teen alcohol consumption is cause for concern

A new survey has highlighted a worryingly high level of alcohol consumption among Irish teenagers. The main findings are: almost half (46%) admitted to being drunk more than once in their lifetime (compared with 34% in 2015)more than a quarter (26%) were intoxicated...
Ireland’s first alcohol-free pub opens its doors

Ireland’s first alcohol-free pub opens its doors

The target demographic for Dublin’s first booze-free bar is people who don’t want to consume alcohol but still want to have a good time, says Vaughan Yates. Together with his business partner Oisin Davis, Yates is opening The Virgin Mary on Capel Street. The stylish...
Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland has increased its consumption of spirits by 5.6% over the past year, according to a new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). Spirits represented 20.5% of the alcohol sold last year, which points to the success of Irish gin and...