Saturday 19 August 2017

Parents must set better example with drinking

Should we be shocked that 28 per cent of school-going children aged between 10 and 17 have told a survey on children's health that they have been drunk? The finding, which is contained in the Heath Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland Trends Report 1998-2010, comes at a time of growing controversy over the annual Arthur's Day celebration, which takes place on Thursday.

Of course Guinness, which promotes Arthur's Day, is in the drinks business.

It's what it does and does very well, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone that it will try and find additional ways of promoting and selling its products.

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