Monday 19 February 2018

Prof Frank Murray: Taking the right steps to curb 'drink culture'

'Alcohol doesn't drown the sorrows; it only teaches sorrows to swim'

When many healthcare professionals and others in Ireland spoke out against Arthur's Day, the message echoed around the globe.

This was a consequence of the fact that Guinness is a global brand, but also because Ireland is recognised internationally as a country where alcohol has played a leading role in both social events and disease. Our Minister for Health reminded us of that again today, when he referred to the 'social lubricant' of alcohol.

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