Thursday 30 March 2017

Happy hour is a tapas and chat for us millennials living in the spotlight

Phones are used to snap our every indiscretion, so it's no wonder my peers don't drink to excess, writes Ciara O'Connor

'Phones are used to snap our every indiscretion, so it’s no wonder my peers don’t drink to excess'. Stock photo: PA
'Phones are used to snap our every indiscretion, so it’s no wonder my peers don’t drink to excess'. Stock photo: PA

Ciara O'Connor

New statistics from DrinkAware published last week show that 73pc of Irish people think that binge-drinking is just part of Irish culture, and nearly half of us think it's no big deal.

The survey showed that the demon drink continues to be a big problem, and that a lot of us (though, I suspect, not nearly enough) would like to cut back.

I would have been interested to see the age breakdown for these results, because a lot of information suggests that globally there's one group that seems to be turning away from binge culture. As if I need to tell you, it's that contrary scourge of society, millennials. Full disclosure: I'm one of them.

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