Monday 23 January 2017

Sinead Moriarty: We've always had drinking 'games' but not with the same lethal consequences

Published 04/02/2014 | 02:30

Neknomination is sweeping social media networks.
Neknomination is sweeping social media networks.

The tragic deaths of two young Irish men this weekend in a so-called 'drinking game' is a shocking example of how a supposedly innocent bit of fun can quickly spiral out of control.

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'Neknominations', a drinking game that was made popular in Australia, has gathered momentum and popularity here via social media. The game has been enthusiastically adopted by many Irish people – young and not so young – over the last few weeks.

Drinking games are not new; they have been around for a very long time.

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