Raise a glass to our bingeing, it's what we're good at
Once again we're top of the drink league, but it's healthier than the continental attitude, writes Julia Molony
The European Binge drinking statistics are out and we can celebrate once again the fact that here, at least, is an international sport at which we can pretty much always count on winning. Ireland has once again topped the charts, coming in at number one on the list of Europe's biggest bingers.
Rather unsettlingly though, our claim to fame is being contested by the British, who according to their national press, have also seized the title for themselves.
Perhaps it says something about the state of our relationship with them that we seem now to be locked in a competition to out-shame each other in front of our European neighbours.