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So you're a better boozer than those you sneer at? Think again

Published 23/04/2015 | 02:30

Ian O'Doherty
Ian O'Doherty

Do we really have a national obsession with drink? Or, more to the point, do we actually have an obsession with simply talking about drink in Ireland?

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The answer to both questions is, on balance, 'yes'.

But as in every other aspect of Irish society, the unspoken hypocrisy and snobbery when it comes to our drinking habits is as sickening as mixing vodka with red wine. You see, there are some acceptable ways to drink, and some extremely unacceptable ones.

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