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Balance Update: Irish alcohol bill delayed until autumn

Posted 31/07/15

Regional:

North East could team up with North West to introduce tougher booze laws
Council chiefs in the North East could team up with counterparts in the North West to introduce tough new alcohol laws.  Click here to read more...

Newcastle and Glasgow top list for student spending on alcohol
Important decisions will have to be made for those who plan on moving out to study for degrees: which university to attend? How much money will go towards rent, bills, books, and food-shopping?  Click here to read more...

National:

Bercow in new expenses row over £1,000 alcohol bill
John Bercow has been criticised after billing taxpayers for more than £1,000 worth of alcohol – including hundreds of pounds on his own-branded whisky for guests.  Click here to read more...

Party's Over on Ryanair Flights from UK to Ibiza
Frustrated by years of drunk and rowdy behavior on that particular route, the European budget carrier is banning duty-free alcohol onboard flights if it was purchased in the airport.  Click here to read more...

Tags on London's worst lager louts will alert probation officers if they drink too much
Electronic ankle tags that monitor the booze intake of London’s worst lager louts are to be rolled out across the capital.  Click here to read more...

Irish alcohol bill delayed until autumn
Legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising in Ireland has been delayed until autumn, according to the Department of Health.   Click here to read more...

Minimum pricing 'could curb heavy drinkers' access to strong alcohol
The study, carried out by Edinburgh Napier University, shows heavy drinkers "trade down" to cheap but high alcohol drinks like cider and low-price vodka to keep up their consumption levelsClick here to read more...

I used to drink too much. We Brits have an alcohol problem – video
Deborah Coughlin found herself at an alcohol councillor after drinking 220 units over a birthday weekend. Ten years and some therapy later, she hardly hits the recommended allowance of 14 units weekly for women. She argues that Britons have a big problem with drink, and that many are searching for excuses to stop
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Events/Reports:

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)