Monday 16 January 2017

Ireland’s drinking ‘culture’ is real and it’s an embarrassment

Published 27/06/2015 | 02:30

Only the Irish say: Eating is cheating
Only the Irish say: Eating is cheating

Liam Collins's piece in which he claims that we don't have a problem with alcohol so much as a problem with a nanny state is in equal measure high on rhetoric and ignorant of the evidence.

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Such flippant claims would be risible were the matter not so serious.

Mr Collins talks of Italy. He says "they know that they can get another one any time they want to, so they don't have to do like the Irish." This is making a hash of reading Italians through green-tinted glasses.

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